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get a toehold

tv. to work one’s way into some association or relationship. As soon as I get a toehold in the company, I’ll be more relaxed.
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Because those groups are not defined clearly enough, it could lead to abuses that would again jeopardize the opportunity for African Americans and minorities to gain a greater toehold in America's airwaves," Sutton said.
With Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Baptist Health Sys tem being the dominate insurance and hospital system in Little Rock, it's difficult for other competitors to get a toehold, said Alwyn Cassil, a spokes woman for the center, which tracked 11 other communities across the country.
Despite the advantage of speedy mold building, rapid-tooling technologies have gained only a toehold in the general moldmaking arena.
WITH LUXURY condos and dot-coms consuming New York's rehearsal and performance spaces, The New 42nd Street Studios in Times Square offer the performing arts an Internet economy toehold.
Chai first gained a toehold in this country back in the 1960s in--where else?
Unlike earlier biofungicides, the new coating has a kickback effect that stops fungi already having a toehold on the fruit.
I knew it was getting a toehold in there when I didn't even consider it weird to discover that the new TGI Friday's here had a secret menu.
1) When collaboration such as technology partnerships (Doz, 1988) and strategic alliances (McClenahen, 1987; Wachtler, 1988) occurs between large and small firms, it is common for the larger firm to buy and hold a block of stock in the smaller firm (the toehold target).
The scale of characters in The Capeman remained resolutely lifesize, providing a sense of the precariousness of each character's toehold, as they are assaulted by the countless perils to health, home, and reasonable expectations of predictability that the poor must grapple with every day.
By contrast, works like Park Drive, 1994, a banal and desperately mute image of a road winding through the trees, offer no toehold for the viewer at all.
23 billion takeover in 1991 of Square D, a Palatine, IL-based electrical equipment company, gave Schneider a toehold in North America and the ability to hold its own against global competitors such as General Electric and Westinghouse and Europe's Siemens and ABB.
NPCA believes Watson and other prospectors attain a negotiatory toehold because of the lax and antiquated 1872 Mining Law, which governs - without exacting appropriate royalties or enforcing environmental standards - the extraction of hardrock minerals from parks and public lands.
Intel wants to clearly establish Pentium as the chip standard in the home market before rivals--including Advanced Micro Devices with its forthcoming 586 processor (K5)--can gain a toehold in the retail or OEM markets.
As shown below, the incentive for the bidding firm to leak information prior to announcement depends on 1) the amount of dilution the bidder anticipates (the back-end price imposed by the legal system), 2) the degree to which the back-end price of the offer embeds any stock price increase arising from the additional trading by arbitrageurs prior to announcement, 3) the private tendering costs of the pivotal share, and 4) the size of the bidder's toehold.
Red and white pine, red maple, and yellow birch did so; white elm and black ash got only a toehold in the southwest corner.