Definition of toehold
- used his money to get a toehold, then a foothold, then a near stranglehold on the political economy
- —R. W. Armstrong
American companies looking for toeholds in foreign markets.
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: a place where your toes may be placed when you are climbing a cliff, a mountain, etc.
: a position that makes it possible to begin an activity or effort
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