Posted by James Briggs on May 26, 2003
In Reply to: 'to get in on the ground' posted by Marcia Mohr on May 26, 2003
: This is my first time here.
: I am needing help to find out whether this expression means to be one of the first?
: Anyone could tell me?
: Thank you
It means exactly that, perhaps derived from being part of building something from the very start, such as a house.