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beat a path to one's door

British pronunciation/bˈiːt ɐ pˈaθ tʊ wˈɒnz dˈɔː/
American pronunciation/bˈiːt ɐ pˈæθ tʊ wˈʌnz dˈoːɹ/
to beat a path to one's door

to have an intense desire to get something from someone or buy something from them

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What is the origin of the idiom "beat a path to one's door" and when to use it?

The phrase "beat a path to one's door" comes from the idea of people creating a clear and frequently used path by walking to someone's house. This path represents how often and eagerly people visit or seek out that person. It is used to describe a situation where many people show great interest or enthusiasm for someone or something. It indicates that there is a high demand or strong desire for what the person offers.

1The renowned doctor's expertise in her field is so well-known that patients beat a path to her door from all over the world, seeking her advice and treatment.
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