Meaning of “toehold” in the English Dictionary

"toehold" in American English

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toeholdnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtoʊˌhoʊld/

a starting point in a job or other opportunity from which you can advance:

The young person who gets a toehold in that business will do well.

(Definition of “toehold” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"toehold" in Business English

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toeholdnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈtəʊhəʊld/ us

an opportunity to start doing something small that may lead to bigger and better opportunities in the future:

to gain/get a toehold in sth With their new electronic products they have gained a toehold in an increasingly competitive market.
The company is fighting for a toehold in the world's largest soft drinks market.

(Definition of “toehold” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)