beat a path to someone's door

to go to someone's home or place of work in large numbers

It's no fun having the world's press constantly beating a path to your door.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • beat a path to someone's door — beat a path to someone’s door phrase to go to someone’s home or place of work in large numbers It’s no fun having the world’s press constantly beating a path to your door. Thesaurus: to go somewhere, or to move in a particular directionsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat a path to someone's door — beat a path to (someone s) door to be very eager to see you. Whenever some ordinary guy wins a big lottery, the press beats a path to his door …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat a path to sb's door — ► to be eager to buy or get something from someone: »By making furniture distinguished in design and workmanship, it has persuaded buyers to beat a path to its door. Main Entry: ↑beat …   Financial and business terms

  • beat a path to door — beat a path to (someone s) door to be very eager to see you. Whenever some ordinary guy wins a big lottery, the press beats a path to his door …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat — [[t]bi͟ːt[/t]] ♦ beats, beating, beaten (The form beat is used in the present tense and is the past tense.) 1) VERB If you beat someone or something, you hit them very hard. [V n] My wife tried to stop them and they beat her... [V n to n] They… …   English dictionary

  • beat — I UK [biːt] / US [bɪt] verb Word forms beat : present tense I/you/we/they beat he/she/it beats present participle beating past tense beat past participle beaten UK [ˈbiːt(ə)n] / US [ˈbɪt(ə)n] *** 1) [transitive] to defeat someone in a game,… …   English dictionary

  • beat — UK US /biːt/ verb [T] (beat, beaten, US also beat) ► to do better than someone or something: »Yesterday s close beat the record set Feb. 1. »With their lowest price guarantee, they will beat the price of a competitor s product by 10%. beat… …   Financial and business terms

  • path — W2S2 [pa:θ US pæθ] n plural paths [pa:ðz US pæðz] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(track)¦ 2¦(way through something)¦ 3¦(direction)¦ 4¦(plan)¦ 5 somebody s paths cross ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: pAth] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beat — beat1 W2S2 [bi:t] v past tense beat past participle beaten [ˈbi:tn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(competition/election)¦ 2¦(hit)¦ 3¦(hit against)¦ 4¦(do better)¦ 5¦(be better)¦ 6¦(food)¦ 7¦(control/deal with)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beat — 1 verb /bi:t/ past tense beat past participle beaten / bi:tn/ 1 DEFEAT (T) a) to get the most points, votes etc in a game, race, or competition: Brazil were beaten in the final 2 1. | I could always beat my brother at chess. | beat sb hollow… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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