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foothold

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/ˈfʊthəʊld/
a strong first position in a market, industry, etc. from which further progress can be made: give sth a foothold (in sth) The merger gives the company a stronger presence in Asia and a foothold in the US.establish/gain/get a foothold (in sth) Our plan is to gain a foothold in the fastest-growing aerospace industry in the world. →  See also beachhead
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