Examples of foothold in a Sentence
The army gained a foothold on the island.
The company has secured a foothold in the market.
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To preserve them could turn them into a new rallying point for neo-Nazis in present times, especially after the anti-immigrant Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) has gained a foothold in political life.
Electric cars are struggling to gain a foothold in the U.S. market.
Do the Taliban, and the various other militant groups including ISIS that have footholds in the country, directly threaten the U.S. to an extent that justifies the cost of continuing to fight them?
But as rap culture has continued to push its way into drug culture, Xanax and promethazine (lean) have begun to get a foothold in the music.
The U.S. and Afghan forces launched an offensive against the IS group in early March, as the militants were gaining a foothold in eastern Afghanistan.
What happens when the mirror is two-way? * * * No one seems to know when the personality quiz first gained a foothold in popular culture.
Some critics say that US actions aimed at eradicating al Qaeda in Iraq created the vacuum for ISIS to gain a foothold in the country -- Mosul was the militant group's largest city and its crown jewel.
As FloSports' growth continues and the service expands further into more mainstream sporting events, Floreani looks to position his company to gain a foothold in the increasingly competitive world of digital sports media.
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First Known Use of foothold
FOOTHOLD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foothold for English Language Learners
: a place where your foot may be placed when you are climbing a cliff, a mountain, etc.
: a position that makes it possible to begin an activity or effort
FOOTHOLD Defined for Kids
Definition of foothold for Students
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