help (someone) get a foothold in (something)

help (someone) get a foothold in (something)

To help one obtain an initial, stable position from which one can progress in a particular industry or area. Taking a role on a soap opera has helped many aspiring actors get a foothold in the entertainment business. I bet my aunt could help you get a foothold in that company—she's the CEO's receptionist.
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help someone get a foothold

(somewhere) Go to a foothold (somewhere).
See also: foothold, get, help
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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