lose (one's) footing

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lose (one's) footing

1. To stumble and/or fall, typically during a physical activity such as walking. I sprained my ankle when I lost my footing on a hike. Be careful not to lose your footing while you're on the ladder!
2. By extension, to lose one's stability by entering a precarious or unsettling situation. I loved my job, so I really lost my footing when I was laid off. I'm just worried that he'll lose his footing if he drops out of school now—there's no guarantee he'll ever go back.
See also: footing, lose
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She said: "I wouldn't have minded but I'd just passed comedienne, Jennifer Saunders, when I lost my footing and fell.
1 : a firm position or placing of the feet <I lost my footing and slipped.
I LOST my footing and fell down the steps at them ulti storey car park at the Marriott Hotel on Saturday March 8.