In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1masculine punto de apoyothe climber lost his foothold — al escalador se le fue el pie
- to get a foothold — afirmar el pie en un punto de apoyo
- to get / gain a foothold — prender
- it's difficult to get / gain a foothold in the Japanese market — es difícil introducirse en el mercado japonés
- the greens gained a foothold in the electoral system — los verdes se hicieron con un espacio en el sistema electoral
- There's nothing immediate here for people struggling to get a foothold on the property ladder.
- In the days following the D-Day landings, Allied troops carved a tenuous foothold on the coast of Normandy.
- Deutsche Bank has been trying without success to get a firm foothold in the market.
- You are bracing to maintain your foothold on your fitness center enrollment.
- Regency Gates and Railings has now established a firm foothold in the commercial and domestic exterior homes market.
- This cannibal killer has already secured a foothold in the South East - and scientists believe it could spread quickly.
- Still, Sweeney feels confident that the changes under way in Boston are gaining a firm foothold.
- Existing designer labels will be promoted and provided with an opportunity to gain footholds in global markets.
- For most actors, being identified with a genre helps maintain a foot-hold in a tough industry.
- How likely is it for evil to regain a foothold anywhere?
- But it's found a foothold in the industry already.
- Samsung's experience in handsets will doubtless help it gain a foothold in these markets.
- Something has crossed our lives so that we are about to lose foothold in the public world of common sense.
- Cable firms took full advantage of BT's slow start and established a strong foothold.
- More encouragingly, having weathered the storm, the Minstermen set about establishing a foothold in the game.
- And it's given them a foothold in the game, after 15 minutes in which they were run ragged.
- Regaining a foothold in international psychology was a hard-won achievement, to be sure.
- Analysts say Golkar boasts the most qualified candidates and has a strong foothold throughout Indonesia.
- Respect has now got a strong foothold in east London, where the labour movement started off.
- MCI is attempting to regain its financial foothold after emerging from bankruptcy in April.
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