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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.
get (or start) off on the right (or wrong) footmake 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.