right foot foremost

right foot foremost

Indicative of positive or favorable start. The phrase derives from a Roman superstition that one should enter a room with one's right foot first, so as to ensure good luck. In an effort to put my right foot foremost this semester, I've already begun to research for my thesis.
See also: foot, foremost, right
References in classic literature ?
So saying, they all stepped out once more, with the right foot foremost, as the saying is.