on the wrong foot


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on the wrong foot

Having a bad, unfortunate, or unfavorable start. I know we got off on the wrong foot when I was a half hour late to the interview, but I promise that I will always be on time once I start working here. Make sure you're on time and dressed professionally. You don't want to start your first day of work on the wrong foot.
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on the wrong foot

In an inauspicious manner: The project started off on the wrong foot.
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