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

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put a foot wrongTo make a mistake.Rate it:

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

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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 front footIn a dominant position.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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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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set saildepartRate it:

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set the stageTo prepare; to establish the basis or required conditions.Rate it:

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all setReady; prepared.Rate it:

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dead set againstCompletely opposed, with no possibility of a change of mind.Rate it:

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have one's heart set onTo want or desire deeply, regardless of practicality or rationality.Rate it:

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if you love somebody, set them freeOne should be willing to let go of someone they love if they truly love them.Rate it:

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if you love someone, set them freeOne should be willing to let go of someone they love if they truly love them.Rate it:

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jet setA set of wealthy people who travel for pleasure.Rate it:

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set a spellTo sit down for a period of time, especially in the company of other people and in order to relax or to engage in casual conversation.Rate it:

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set apartTo select (something or someone) for a specific purpose.Rate it:

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set apartTo distinguish, make obvious the distinction between (two things) or of (something).Rate it:

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set apartUsed other than as an idiom: to separate or isolate.Rate it:

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set asideTo declare something invalid or null and void.Rate it:

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set asideTo disagree with something and reject or overturn it.Rate it:

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set asideTo separate and reserve something for a specific purpose.Rate it:

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set backTo cost money, as.Rate it:

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set backTo delay or obstruct.Rate it:

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