front foot


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front foot

1. An advantageous position, especially over an opponent; an aggressive or attacking state or position. Typically used in the phrase "on the front foot." The defending champions started the first half of the match truly on the front foot, but they've started losing momentum here in the second half. The senator came out on the front foot during the debate, remaining on the attack the whole way through.
2. In real estate, a foot measured along the front of a property. I don't have a price yet on the front foot, but if you're interested in the property, I will call the listing agent right now and find out.
See also: foot, front