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foothold

foot·hold

foothold

 
pronunciation:
fUt hold
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place just large enough to stand or tread on safely, as in mountain climbing.
definition 2: a secure position that provides a base for further progress or advancement.
From her foothold in public relations, she was able to move on to a career in advertising.
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