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  • n. Plural form of toehold.


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  • Asking prices for acquisition candidates in emerging markets are "stratospherically high," he said, but there may be opportunities to buy Western companies with toeholds in those markets.

    3M Net Edges Lower

  • Scotiabank, the only Canadian lender aggressively pursuing banking toeholds abroad, mainly in Asia and Latin America, said acquisitions accounted for more than half of the increase in its expenses.

    RBC, Scotiabank Results Top Expectations

  • Two first novels—two portraits of estranged young Americans who have fled their small hometowns for cosmopolitan cities and now feel alone and adrift as they cast about for the narrowest toeholds of belief and self-knowledge.

    Rootless Urban Transplants

  • Sany and some of those other Chinese companies now are seeking toeholds in the U.S. and European markets.

    Caterpillar Loses Ground In China's Excavator Market

  • For weeks rebels had been bottled up in Misrata, one of a handful of toeholds they hold in western Libya.

    Libyan leader Gadhafi says NATO will not win

  • She surmised the rock face of the cliff in front of her and decided she could make a go of it, finding toeholds, handholds, pulling herself up to a little platform impressively high above the ground.

    Round the World Now

  • After a bit of shifting, he was able to pull his arms out of the snow, then free his lower body through a combination of pushing with his arms and creating toeholds with his feet.

    Half Upon a Time

  • It would be just like walking down a wall, he told himself, one hand after the other, supported by the toeholds of his feet, using his shifting weight and the vacuum created in his palms to keep himself attached to the surface.

    ...And Nail

  • These fragile toeholds of progressive hosts in the corporate world have proved helpful in challenging some of the disinformation that the Republicans have hurled against President Obama's health-care reform.

    Printing: Why the Right's Propaganda Works

  • His feet scrabbled for purchase, and a moment later, he found toeholds in the chain link.



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