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  • n  an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies
    the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar
  • n  a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
  • n  an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments
    they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market

  • He helps the desperately poor gain a foothold in the future -- via the Internet.
  • Republicans, who had previously hacked out only a tenuous toehold in the South, last week went a long way toward making it a firm foothold.
  • PTI spends a day in one of Rome's famous and fabulous coffee bars, and discovers why Starbucks struggle to gain a foothold in the land of the barista.
News & Articles

  • Millennials Demand Better Fees and Convenience from Financial Services Providers
    Millennials struggling to get a foothold in a challenging economic environment are looking to a range of financial services providers for lower, more transparent fees and convenien
    June 14, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • DealBook: Indian Tire Maker to Buy Cooper Tire for $2.5 Billion
    The all-cash acquisition of Cooper Tire and Rubber would give Apollo Tyres of India a major foothold in the United States.        
    June 12, 2013 - New York Times
  • Shamanic healing has a foothold in Lawrence
    Shamanic healing has a foothold in Lawrence, and followers of the practice say it seems to be growing here as it grows in Western culture as a whole. Shamanism is not widely accepted as effective, but those who practice it say it's filled voids in their lives they previously couldn’t quite put their fingers on. By Sara Shepherd
    June 10, 2013 - Lawrence Journal-World

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