on the back foot


on the back foot
on the back foot phrase
in a worse situation than other people or groups

Brazil’s brilliant play put their opponents on the back foot.

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  • on the back foot — in a worse situation than other people or groups Brazil s brilliant play put their opponents on the back foot …   English dictionary

  • on the back foot — adjective In a defensive posture; off balance. Ant: on the front foot See Also: backfoot …   Wiktionary

  • off the back foot — adverb from a defensive position …   Wiktionary

  • Back foot contact — In the sport of cricket, back foot contact is position of the bowler at the instant when the back foot lands on the ground just prior to delivering the ball. For a right handed bowler, the back foot is normally the right foot.An alternative name… …   Wikipedia

  • back foot — /bæk ˈfʊt/ (say bak foot) noun 1. the foot which is at the back when standing with one foot in front of the other. 2. the foot which moves back first when stepping backwards. –phrase 3. on the back foot, at a disadvantage. 4. play off the back… …   Australian English dictionary

  • back foot shot — noun A shot played by the batsman with most of his weight on the back foot …   Wiktionary

  • back foot — noun The batsmans foot closest to the wicket See Also: back foot shot …   Wiktionary

  • on the front foot — adverb In a dominant position. Ant: on the back foot …   Wiktionary

  • To see the back of — Back Back (b[a^]k), n. [AS. b[ae]c, bac; akin to Icel., Sw., & LG. bak, Dan. bag; cf. OHG. bahho ham, Skr. bhaj to turn, OSlav. b[=e]g[u^] flight. Cf. {Bacon}.] 1. In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn the back — Back Back (b[a^]k), n. [AS. b[ae]c, bac; akin to Icel., Sw., & LG. bak, Dan. bag; cf. OHG. bahho ham, Skr. bhaj to turn, OSlav. b[=e]g[u^] flight. Cf. {Bacon}.] 1. In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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