Idiom: a means to an end
— Going to college used to be a means to an end for young girls to find their future husbands.
— I hope volunteering here for a year will be a means to an end for getting hired here.
— Working as a caddy was just a means to an end to get close to CEOs and business executives.
— Modeling was really a means to an end for Angelina Jolie to get into acting.
— I see this unpaid internship as a means to an end for making important contacts at the United Nations.
— Don't worry, waitressing is just a means to an end for me.
— I'd hoped being an administrative assistant would be a means to an end for me but I'm still in the same role after four years.
— I hate college. It's just a means to an end for me to find a spouse.
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