the wrong foot

the wrong foot

A bad start. Often used in the phrases "get/got off on the wrong foot" or "start (off) on the wrong foot," applied to situations in which something goes or has gone awry at the very beginning. I know we got off on the wrong foot when I was a half hour late to the interview, but I promise that I will always be on time once I start working here.
See also: foot, wrong
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27 (ANI): United States Donald Trump has again been caught on the wrong foot, this time at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
The Filipinos' campaign at ONE: Warriors of the World started off on the wrong foot after Rabin Catalan lost to his Thai foe in the preliminary fights Saturday at Impact Arena here.
I probably went with the wrong foot or should have thrown my head at it.
West Brom new boy Salomon Rondon gets off on the wrong foot with strike partner 4.
Bangor got off on the wrong foot yet again, losing their own scrum.
But she's on the wrong foot and carrying a handbag.
HOLBY CITY (8pm BBC1) PAUL O'Grady pops in to Holby tonight as a patient who gets off on the wrong foot with Chrissie.
Despite getting off on the wrong foot, Marks admits that he has nothing but praise for a gaffer he's managed to prove wrong.
In the case of Cromwell Lane, he decided that the wrong foot had been nominated; deleted them from the plan, and had to nominate a variety of other "feet" to make up the numbers.
We are a young country and we have started on the wrong foot and we've been on the wrong foot for long years and we're still on the wrong foot.
Boro's youngsters got off on the wrong foot as Wanderers stormed into a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes.
Nicky Henson plays Jack, Honey's dad, who gets off on the wrong foot with his daughter's future in-laws.
It also begins with a sock puppet sequence, which more experienced filmmakers would have known is among the best ways to start a movie off on the wrong foot.
In the evening matches group three rivals Wales and Scotland got off on the wrong foot - Wales losing 4-1 to India while Scotland went down 3-2 to USA.
Nolan got the crucial festive period off on the wrong foot -- and became the butt of his teammates' jokes - when he was nutmegged by his 48-year-old boss Sam Allardyce.