English version

be knocking on the door

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe knocking on the doorbe knocking on the doorto be wanting to join a group or team – used in news reports Five countries have permanent seats on the UN Security Council, but Germany and Japan, among others, are knocking on the door. knock
Examples from the Corpus
be knocking on the doorBut a kiss denied, for Phillis was knocking on the door.Soon Pugwash was knocking on the door.
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