balls of the/(one's) feet

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balls of the/(one's) feet

The bottom part at the front of the feet that the toes connect to. For this dance move, you'll need to stand on the balls of your feet. When you're running, pay close attention to where the balls of the feet strike the ground.
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balls of one's feet

the bottom part of the feet just behind the toes. Mary got blisters on the balls of her feet from playing tennis. The dancer balanced on the balls of his feet.
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You see dancers flying around on the balls of their feet," says Villella.
Rolling on the balls of their feet, thrusting arms high with wrists bent, all the while keeping backs straight and heads sharp, dozens of young women seek Linda Haberman's eye.
They often get down low to the ground, bending as if absorbing power from the earth in the tradition of African dancing; they may, however, simultaneously be teetering on the balls of their feet.