get off off on the wrong foot


get off off on the wrong foot
get off/start off on the wrong foot 1. if you get off on the wrong foot with someone you have just met, your relationship starts badly, often with an argument.

I don't really know why, but somehow Clare and I got off on the wrong foot.

(usually in past tenses)
2. to start an activity badly.

If I get off on the wrong foot with one of my paintings, I know it will never be right.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • get off on the wrong foot — To make a bad beginning • • • Main Entry: ↑foot get off on the wrong foot see under ↑foot • • • Main Entry: ↑wrong * * * get off on the wrong foot see ↑foot, 1 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off on the wrong foot with someone — get off on the right/wrong/foot with someone phrase to immediately establish a good/​bad relationship with someone when you first meet them or first start working with them I got off on the wrong foot with Patrick. Thesaurus: to start a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off on the wrong foot (with somebody) — get/start off on the right/wrong ˈfoot (with sb) idiom (informal) to start a relationship well/badly • I seem to have got off on the wrong foot with the new boss. Main entry: ↑footidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off on the wrong foot — {v. phr.} To make a bad start; begin with a mistake. * /Peggy got off on the wrong foot with her new teacher; she chewed gum in class and the teacher didn t like it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get off on the wrong foot — {v. phr.} To make a bad start; begin with a mistake. * /Peggy got off on the wrong foot with her new teacher; she chewed gum in class and the teacher didn t like it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ off\ on\ the\ wrong\ foot — v. phr. To make a bad start; begin with a mistake. Peggy got off on the wrong foot with her new teacher; she chewed gum in class and the teacher didn t like it …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get off on the wrong foot — make a bad start I got off on the wrong foot with him and our relationship never really recovered …   Idioms and examples

  • get off on the wrong foot — to begin doing something in a way that is likely to fail. Holly s new secretary really got off on the wrong foot by being rude to visitors …   New idioms dictionary

  • get off on the wrong foot — ► get (or start) off on the right (or wrong) foot make a good (or bad) start at something. Main Entry: ↑foot …   English terms dictionary

  • get off on the wrong foot — make a poor start, begin poorly or unsuccessfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • get off on the wrong foot —  Start badly …   A concise dictionary of English slang


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