(entered for 5.02.06)
Meaning: get in at the very beginning or while the getting in is still good
Rewrite 1: get on while the elevator’s still taking passengers
Rewrite 2: take the stairs at the first floor
Rewrite 3: use the door while the handle still works
Rewrite 4: plant your garden before the ground dries up
Comment: Somehow these all seem silly, but then so does the concept of getting into something “on the ground floor” these days.
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