foothold

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foothold

An initial, stable position from which one can progress. Likened to the place where one can place their foot when climbing something. Taking a role on a soap opera has helped many aspiring actors get a foothold in the entertainment business.

a foothold in (something)

An initial, stable position from which one can progress in a particular industry or area. Likened to the place where one can place their foot when climbing something. Taking a role on a soap opera has helped many aspiring actors get a foothold in the entertainment business.
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get a foothold

To obtain an initial, stable position from which one can progress in a particular industry or area. Likened to the place where one can place their foot when climbing something. Taking a role on a soap opera has helped many aspiring actors get a foothold in the entertainment business.
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have a foothold

To be in an initial, stable position from which one can progress in a particular industry or area. Likened to the place where one can place their foot when climbing something. Sure, I've appeared on a few TV shows, but I don't at all feel like I have a foothold in the entertainment business.
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get a foothold in (something)

To obtain an initial, stable position from which one can progress in a particular industry or area. Likened to the place where one can place their foot when climbing something. Taking a role on a soap opera has helped many aspiring actors get a foothold in the entertainment business.
See also: foothold, get

have a foothold in (something)

To be in an initial, stable position from which one can progress in a particular industry or area. Likened to the place where one can place their foot when climbing something. Sure, I've appeared on a few TV shows, but I don't at all feel like I have a foothold in the entertainment business.
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*foothold (somewhere)

Fig. an initial position of support; a starting point. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; help someone get ~.) It's difficult to get a foothold in the education market when schools are laying off teachers. Max's father helped him get a foothold in the textile industry.

help someone get a foothold

(somewhere) Go to a foothold (somewhere).
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