Definition of 'foothold'

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That doesn't half make a difference if you can get a foothold away from game. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I wanted to get a foothold to see how things pan out. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But then Arsenal went to sleep, allowing the visitors to get a foothold. The Sun (2016)India's batting is more brittle than is imagined and that may offer opportunities for England to get a foothold in the series. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is money to be made here and now is the time to establish a foothold. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We need to show character and togetherness at certain times to get a foothold. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He failed to secure a foothold in midfield. The Sun (2015)It becomes more and more difficult to establish a foothold on the career ladder and that cannot be fair. Times, Sunday Times (2011)My aim was to allow the brothers to establish a first foothold of their own within the power structure of their pack. Jan Fennell, Foreword by Monty Roberts THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)Pretty good will not be enough to secure him a foothold against Nadal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)After a tough fight they secured a foothold in France and the liberation could begin. The Sun (2014)Against conventional wisdom, we decided to open new offices so we could get a foothold in other areas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you want to establish a firm foothold on the second rung of the ladder, study the firm above you. Al Ries and Jack Trout THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF MARKETING (1993)The Conservative party needs to get a better foothold in this area to have any hope of winning the general election. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It gives the Londonlisted firm a key foothold in one of the biggest oil-rich countries. The Sun (2011)The Japanese securities firm has made periodic efforts to secure a solid investment banking foothold in London. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In these early stages, Edinburgh were solid rather than spectacular and their rivals gradually established a foothold. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was ironic because the Wasps established a foothold in the first half-hour of the match solely through the power of their own scrum. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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Translations for 'foothold'

British English: foothold NOUN
A foothold is a strong or favourable position from which further advances or progress may be made.
Businesses are investing millions of dollars to gain a foothold in this new market.


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