Definition of put one's best foot forward in US English:

put one's best foot forward

phrase

  • Embark on an undertaking with as much effort and determination as possible.

    • ‘Darwen children will be putting their best foot forward to raise money for Barnardo's children's charity.’
    • ‘More than 13,000 Wiltshire pupils have been putting their best foot forward to mark International Walk to School Week.’
    • ‘In addition, there have been various groups/troupes putting their best foot forward.’
    • ‘An actuary from Brentford will be putting her best foot forward in this year's London marathon, to help charity Whizzkids.’
    • ‘I mean, sure, you get disappointed because you go out there putting your best foot forward.’
    • ‘He will be putting his best foot forward and walking the 30 miles from Bolton on Good Friday.’
    • ‘Scouts have been putting their best foot forward to map out walking routes in Greenmount and Tottington.’
    • ‘‘Politics is about putting your best foot forward and putting the other person in the worst light,’ Mr. Goldstein said.’
    • ‘It's all about the business and putting your best foot forward.’
    • ‘Right or left, he is intent on putting his best foot forward and leaving nightmare stories behind.’