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English definition of “foothold”

foothold

noun [C]     /ˈfʊthəʊld/
CLIMBING a place where it is safe to put your foot when you are climbing Hiking and orienteering
PROGRESS a safe position from which you can make more progress , for example in business : We are still trying to gain a foothold in the Japanese market .Opportunity Freedom to act
(Definition of foothold noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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