Toehold meaning

tō'hōld'
A small indentation or ledge on which the toe of a shoe can find support in climbing.
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A slight or initial yet significant advantage useful for future progress.

Family connections gave her a toehold in politics.

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A wrestling hold in which one competitor wrenches the other's foot.
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A small space or ledge for supporting the toe of the foot in climbing, etc.
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Any means of surmounting obstacles, gaining entry, etc.
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A slight footing or advantage.
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A hold in which one wrestler twists the other's foot.
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(rock climbing) A foothold small enough to support just the toe.
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(by extension) Any small advantage which allows one to make significant progress.
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Origin of toehold

  • From toe +"Ž hold.
    From Wiktionary