lose (one's) footing

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lose (one's) footing

1. To stumble and/or fall, typically during a physical activity such as walking. I sprained my ankle when I lost my footing on a hike. Be careful not to lose your footing while you're on the ladder!
2. By extension, to lose one's stability by entering a precarious or unsettling situation. I loved my job, so I really lost my footing when I was laid off. I'm just worried that he'll lose his footing if he drops out of school now—there's no guarantee he'll ever go back.
See also: footing, lose
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A WOMAN has died after losing her footing on an isolated mountain path.
Laura McDiarmaid, from Carlisle, suffered serious injuries after losing her footing and falling near Newton Stewart in the south of Scotland on Tuesday.
Terri Ann Ellwood, 16, fell 200ft to her death at the Blue Dolphin holiday park, Filey, North Yorks after losing her footing.