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Get Off on the Wrong Foot

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The English idiom to get off on the wrong foot means to have a bad start to a relationship.
You can
get off on the wrong foot with someone when you say or do the wrong things when you meet him or her for the first time. Look at the following sentences to see how this idiom is used:

My teacher and I
got off on the wrong foot when I said that I hate English grammar.
I got off on the wrong foot when I told the teacher that learning grammar is boring.
Don’t get off on the wrong foot - make your teacher happy and ask her for more English grammar homework!

Just like you can
get off on the WRONG foot, you can also get off on the RIGHT foot. Getting off on the right foot means to have a good start to a relationship.
How can you
get off on the right foot with someone? What things can you do to make sure that the relationship has a good beginning?
How do you
get off on the right foot in a new job? What things should you or shouldn’t you do?




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