Did you know that an entree (or entrée) isn’t just something you eat in a restaurant?
Entree (usually as entree into) can also mean “admittance, permission to enter.” Most people in the U.S. think of an entree as the main dish of a meal, but it originally was an appetizer -– a dish that leads into the main course (the word is related to “enter”). A person who wants to rise in society might seek an entree into a certain social group.
You can also say “seek entree” – sometimes in that expression, the word an is sometimes omitted.
For disadvantaged young people, good public schools can provide an entree into the middle class.
I have sought entree to the upper echelons of power for some time, but no one wants to play golf with me.