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(one's) best foot forward

A phrase used when one is trying to present an ideal version of oneself, typically to try to impress others. Often used in the phrase "put (one's) best foot forward." You really need to put your best foot forward in the interview if you want to get this job.
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best foot forward

A favorable initial impression: He always has his best foot forward when speaking to his constituents. Put your best foot forward during an employment interview.
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Chapters offer practical tips for putting one's best foot forward when interviewing for a job, negotiating a fair deal, dealing with real-world situations of etiquette or relationships in the workplace, and how to make a graceful exit should one have to leave a job by choice or force.
Jackie Belue, a Saugus High senior, recalled how her parents wanted to put their best foot forward for their guest.
From practical considerations (where to sit) to strategic (who should go), Council of General Synod (COGS) members pondered how the Anglican Church of Canada could put its best foot forward when it appears before the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) in Nottingham this month.
Too often putting your best foot forward on the red carpet involves blisters and bunions, thanks to your 4-inch Jimmy Choos.
Let's Trek for Children is calling for people to put their best foot forward in the walk from September 17 to September 26 this year.
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But, that being said, it there is going to be a bill, and Oxley has said that there will be, we want to put our best foot forward and do it right.
Obviously, every school wants to put its best foot forward with its constituencies," says Rich Kovatch, Associate VP for Business Operations, "but at UVA, in particular, there is a very high expectation of the quality of our dining and catering service, and of the traditions of our school.
Bush simply kept putting his best foot forward, and in the end, that was enough to put him in the position where the Supreme Court could elect him president.
The Council was formed last year to help put tape's best foot forward, in a world full of many storage technology options.
I ask the kid to put his best foot forward," Aldrich says.
Putting his best foot forward, he said the city lost the financial giant for two reasons: space and money.
To quantify and measure the comprehensive environmental benefits of the new bottle, Fetzer commissioned Best Foot Forward, a sustainability consultancy, to conduct a detailed analysis of environmental impacts.
The Best Foot Forward Health Walks are designed for people of all abilities and fitness levels who want to get more active and feel better after treatment for breast cancer.
A GROUP of neighbours from a Darlington housing development have put their best foot forward by running in this year's Race for Life - raising more than pounds 700 for Cancer Research UK.