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English definition of “catch sb on the wrong foot”

catch sb on the wrong foot

If something catches you on the wrong foot, you are not prepared for it: I hadn't expected the question and it caught me on the wrong foot.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of catch sb on the wrong foot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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