Wrong-foot meaning

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Wrong foot is defined as off to a bad start or making a bad first impression.

When you meet your in-laws for the first time and you accidentally insult them by implying that they are ugly, this is an example of a time when you got off on the wrong foot.

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To confuse or disconcert so as to make less able to act or respond effectively, reasonably, etc.
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(tennis) To play the ball in an unexpected direction, forcing the opponent to change direction suddenly.
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To catch someone off balance.
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To place someone at a tactical disadvantage.
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Alternative form of wrongfoot.
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