Examples from the Web for foothold
For decades, the Chinese government has had a foothold on the African continent.
[Laughs] But, yes, I suppose Scientology has more of a foothold there than it does here.Paul Haggis on Scientology, the ‘Crash’ Oscar, and ‘Third Person’|Kevin Fallon|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would allow the old way of doing things to regain a foothold in this young century.
And today, unlike in the 1950s, the hard-right has gained much more of a foothold in corporate America.Can a Senator Stop a Union? Bob Corker Is Certainly Trying|Michael Tomasky|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But while the Paleo diet has rapidly gained a foothold in the public consciousness, it has also been criticized in the media.
I had read many radical books of late, in my groping for a foothold, and I had found most of them dry affairs.The Harbor|Ernest Poole
But French political science had already gained a foothold in the country.The Middle Period 1817-1858|John William Burgess
I saw the remains of the work which was the only foothold they really possessed.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume II (of 2)|Harriet Martineau
He seemed clever rather than forcible, and presented a pathetic figure as of one who had gained no foothold on success.A Backward Glance at Eighty|Charles A. Murdock
This fact once grasped in its bearings and we get a foothold for estimating Pittsburgh.