as in base
a place from which an advance (as for military operations) is made don't let the opposing team push us back down the field and gain a foothold

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“Foothold.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/foothold. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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