You've got to get a toehold yourself before you can look at a girl.
He searched the rear hull, looking for some break in the polished metal that might serve as a toehold.
If the United Nations gets a toehold out here, the whole Belt will go into their pocket, you realize that.
His foot found a toehold and he drew himself up to where another rough outcrop gave grip for his hand.
Hooking into the solid green water of that eddy, Andy found himself a toehold, and presently clambered out.
I took one look at his smile and understood—Debra had established a toehold in Liberty Square.
Tremont hooked a foot under a toehold to maintain his position facing a mirror.