Definition of put a foot wrong in English:

put a foot wrong

phrase

  • [usually with negative] Make a mistake in performing an action:

    ‘he hardly put a foot wrong in the first round’
    • ‘But the film, shot largely on digital video, allowing it to use mostly natural light in a smoky, hazy look, hardly puts a foot wrong.’
    • ‘Jay-Jay's been sensational, Laville's hardly put a foot wrong.’
    • ‘Hardly put a foot wrong and used his head to good effect with a vital late clearance.’
    • ‘He's the most expensive goalkeeper in the world and hardly put a foot wrong.’
    • ‘And for a set and three quarters, Davenport hardly put a foot wrong.’
    • ‘A surprise selection at right back but he hardly put a foot wrong, either defensively or in possession.’
    • ‘That is of little relevance however, since he never puts a foot wrong in a performance that is almost better than it has a right to be.’
    • ‘He was not at all inconvenienced by the furious pace and hardly put a foot wrong over the Prestbury Park fences.’
    • ‘For three years now the Queen's eldest son has hardly put a foot wrong in public life.’
    • ‘They hardly put a foot wrong and contributed 16 points, converting two of the three tries and putting over four penalties.’
    perpetrate, commit, be responsible for, be guilty of, be to blame for
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