off on the wrong foot

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*off on the wrong foot

 and *off to a bad start
Fig. starting something (such as a friendship) with negative factors. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Bill and Tom got off on the wrong foot. They had a minor car accident just before they were introduced. Let's work hard to befriends. I hate to get off on the wrong foot.
See also: foot, off, on, wrong