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Meaning of foothold

foot•hold

Pronunciation: (foot'hōld"), [key]
— n.
  1. a place or support for the feet; a place where a person may stand or walk securely.
  2. a secure position, esp. a firm basis for further progress or development: They gained a foothold in the New York market before beginning their national campaign.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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