get off on the right foot


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get off on the right foot

To have a positive or favorable start. In an effort to get off on the right foot this semester, I've already begun to research for my thesis.
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get (or start) off on the right (or wrong) foot

make a good (or bad) start at something, especially a task or relationship.
1998 Spectator This relationship got off on the wrong foot…when Mr Cook's scathing attack on the government over the arms-to-Iraq affair was felt to include some officials as well.
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get/start off on the right/wrong ˈfoot (with somebody)

(informal) start a relationship well/badly: I seem to have got off on the wrong foot with the new boss.
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