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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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Toehold switches: de-novo-designed regulators of gene expression.
It will give Purity, which has seen its profile grow hugely this year, get a toehold in a huge market, taking it beyond its regional roots.
58bn), boosting the oil major's operations in the Republic of Congo and giving it a toehold in Turkmenistan.
Companies have complained for decades that they simply cannot get a toehold on the pounds 125 billion Government supply chain, even though in many instances local firms could provide better value for money and a more environmentally sustainable service.
I suppose it's nice of Leslie Bennetts ("Don't Give Up Your Day Job," May/ June 2007) to try to save young women from the perils of losing one's toehold in the workforce, but I wonder if she's going to have much luck.
Despite the buzz, consumer-directed health plans have barely gained a toehold among Americans with employer-sponsored insurance," Jon Gabel, vice president of the Center for Studying Health System Change, said in a statement.
Valley police resources, from motor to vice cops, have been refocused on the violence and extra squads from south of Mulholland -- where gangs got their first toehold -- are being deployed in Valley hot spots.
Dichotomy CMVII": Mask'd shadow, monster at the shoulder hoverd/Urging ending; horror opend ravening/Mouth to gorge on all days; this was shadowd/Valley, land of desert blotting greengrowth,/Time that damps eternity with pain;/Onrush of cold with winter's barren threats,/Reluctant emrald losing toehold, plunging:/This then life's tale; he who made you asks/Not contemplation, pressing precipice,/But toil in yoke maturity accepts;/And future holding toil imprisoned; one/Must cope by building new work, fanciful.
78 million square foot tower, giving the company a toehold in this attractive market.
States should ensure that school board elections are held with other elections so that narrow interest groups don't gain such a toehold.
The company controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim could gain a stronger toehold in the Brazilian market with the planned purchase of a 51.
But then, when you read the books, you discover she's stood with just a toehold on a rock 200 feet up in the air and contemplated what she calls her next "crux move": pulling herself out from under an overhang to the next level of rock.
If DAM is just now getting a toehold into media companies, what has to happen to create more of a driver for companies to deploy it?
After Pittsburgh-based Highmark Life & Casualty reviewed its technology as a part of assessing its toehold against the competition, it realized it had too many legacy systems splicing information together.
They also provide a platform for exports that could help copper get a toehold in world markets.