have a foothold

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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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ETB already has a foothold in the mobile market through its 50% stake in Colombia Movil (the other half is controlled by Empresas Publicas de Medellin, known as EPM).