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footing

noun [S] uk   /ˈfʊt.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈfʊt̬-/

footing noun [S] (FEET)

the fact of standing firmly on a slope or other dangerous surface: I lost/missed my footing and fell. It was a struggle just to keep my footing.

footing noun [S] (SITUATION)

the way in which something operates and the set of conditions that influences it: New leadership is needed to return the company to a better financial footing.be on an equal, firm, etc. footing to be in an equal, safe, etc. situation: Men and women should be able to compete for jobs on an equal footing.
Translations of “footing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 腳, 站穩…
in Russian опора, точка опоры…
in Turkish denge…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脚, 站稳…
in Polish równowaga…
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