on the right foot


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on the right foot

A positive or favorable position, especially at the beginning of something. In an effort to get off on the right foot this semester, I've already begun to research for my thesis. Make sure you're on time and dressed professionally. You want to start your first day of work on the right foot.
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on the right foot

In an auspicious manner: The project started off on the right foot but soon ran into difficulties.
See also: foot, on, right
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