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Prepositional phraseEdit

on the front foot

  1. (cricket, of a batsman) Having the weight on the front foot in order to play an attacking stroke
  2. (idiomatic) In a dominant position.
    • 2011 January 15, Sam Sheringham, “Chelsea 4 - 3 Blackburn Rovers”, in BBC[1]:
      Chelsea saw out the half firmly on the front foot and had three further chances to take the lead.