a foothold in (something)

(redirected from foothold in it)

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.
See also: foothold
References in periodicals archive ?
I thought Joe Hart made a brilliant save from Christian Benteke's header, so you're well in the game, you've got a foothold in it. "That's a big thing coming here to have a foothold in the game.