balls of the/(one's) feet

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balls of the/(one's) feet

The bottom part at the front of the feet that the toes connect to. For this dance move, you'll need to stand on the balls of your feet. When you're running, pay close attention to where the balls of the feet strike the ground.
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balls of one's feet

the bottom part of the feet just behind the toes. Mary got blisters on the balls of her feet from playing tennis. The dancer balanced on the balls of his feet.
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Pivot Style: As the pitcher goes into his motion, the batter pivots on the balls of his feet and turns his upper body toward the pitcher, keeping most of his weight over the back foot.
A dazzling exception was the beautifully precise Fyodor Lopukhov who, with the same long face and body of his grandfather (the great avant-garde choreographer of the same name), danced high on demipointe, rising and falling on just the balls of his feet and turning his legs inward and out with such focused precision that for a moment his beautifully presented instep was all that one saw on the teeming stage.
The QB should line up behind center with his feet inside the snapper's heels with his toes pointed straight ahead and his weight over the balls of his feet just enough to give him a comfortable, balanced feeling.