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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Marinerong Pilipino hopes to regain lost footing when it takes on Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College today in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
P&G) consumer beauty lines it is acquiring have lost footing as the transaction edges toward closure in the second half of the year.
For consumers of mainstream distribution, products online may get 10 per cent pricier, while local distributors regain some lost footing.
Radio was able to show gains, while Television lost footing.
He lost footing on a scaffolding the fell to his death at an under construction site," the ROP spokesperson revealed.
But it was a business momentum in which Sheraton lost footing.
Lost footing for Higdon to capitalise but refused to let his head drop.
My mule almost fell as one of its advancing hooves lost footing and slammed my inseam into the front of the saddle.
PO1 lost footing while the ship was executing an angle for
If we had lost we definitely would have lost footing in the league table.
As it lost footing, Santos proved to be its own worst enemy, further marring its image with political intrigue and high labor costs.
Both Target and Kmart lost footing, with Kmart moving from third to sixth place, and Target going from fourth to seventh place.
Collins slipped briefly towards the cameras inthe third but it looked as much the result of lost footing as a Benn punch.
While some companies struggled and lost footing in the marketplace, others developed marketing efficiencies and became stronger.