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get (or start) off on the right (or wrong) foot

Definition of get or start off on the right or wrong foot in English:

Make a good (or bad) start at something, especially a task or relationship.
Example sentences
  • ‘There is no getting away from our responsibilities,’ he begins, starting off on the right foot.
  • When we met them last week, they told us they had started off on the wrong foot and to go home and think about what our homes were worth.
  • Maybe we started off on the wrong foot because she came to me at 3: 00 am as a last minute transfer out of the ICU.
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