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Meaning of “foothold” - Learner’s Dictionary

foothold

noun [C]     /ˈfʊthəʊld/
CLIMBING
a place where it is safe to put your foot when you are climbingHiking 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
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