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foot and mouthdisease of farm animalsRate it:

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foot-in-mouth diseaseA tendency to make remarks that are embarrassingly wrong or inappropriate.Rate it:

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front footUsed other than as an idiom: see front, foot.Rate it:

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front footThe batsman's foot farthest from his wicket.Rate it:

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get one's foot in the doorTo initiate contact or a relationship; to gain access, especially to an entry-level job.Rate it:

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kick with the other footTo belong to a different religion.Rate it:

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my footIndicates disapproval, disregard, disdain, disgust or disbelief.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleAmbrose Bierce , The Fiend's Delight In conclusion, his respect for letter-writing ladies is so great that he would not touch one of them with a ten-foot pole.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleAmbrose Bierce, The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. 8.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleFrancis Lynde, The Quickening.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleTo approach something or someone.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleTo avoid something at all costs; to refuse to associate with something; signifies a strong aversion.Rate it:

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off the back footFrom a defensive position.Rate it:

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on the back footIn a defensive posture; off-balance.Rate it:

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on the front footIn a dominant position.Rate it:

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put a foot wrongTo make a mistake.Rate it:

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put one foot in front of the otherTo move forward, progress steadily.Rate it:

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put one foot in front of the otherTo walk, decomposed to stress the fundamentality of the task.Rate it:

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put one's best foot forwardTo show oneself in the best or most positive way possible; to make a favorable impression.Rate it:

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put one's foot downTo insist, demand, or refuse.Rate it:

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put one's foot downTo make a car go faster, accelerate.Rate it:

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put one's foot in itTo make a mistake in public, or a social blunder, that is embarrassing, or offensive.Rate it:

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put one's foot in one's mouthTo misspeak; to say something embarrassing or wrong.Rate it:

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set footTo go to a place , or to be there.Rate it:

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shoot oneself in the footTo act against one's own interests, e.g., by saying what one is really thinking.Rate it:

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shoot oneself in the footTo deliberately sabotage an activity in order to avoid obligation, though it causes personal suffering. Origins in first world war trench warfare.Rate it:

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start off on the wrong footTo begin badly; especially, to begin a relationship badly.Rate it:

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ten foot poleSee not touch something with a ten foot pole.Rate it:

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the shoe is on the other footThe roles of people in a situation have been reversed, such the advantage has shifted to a party which was previously disadvantaged.Rate it:

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wait on hand, foot and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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wait on someone hand, foot and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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wait on someone hand, foot, and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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wait upon hand and footAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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hang fiveTo perform a longboard move where the surfer goes to the front of the board and rides from there, one foot on the nose and the five toes of that foot extended out over the front of the nose, the other foot placed further back.Rate it:

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hit the bricksTo travel about, especially on foot.Rate it:

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pound the pavementTo travel on foot; to walk or run.Rate it:

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shank-nagTo travel on foot.Rate it:

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shanks' nagTransportation by foot. To "take a shanks' nag" means using one's own legs to walk.Rate it:

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shanks' ponyTransportation by foot.Rate it:

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shuffleA rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.Rate it:

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step outTo exit a place on foot, often for a short time.Rate it:

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