›[C](pluralfeet, foot)(writtenabbreviationft)MEASURESa unit of measurement equal to 12 inches or 0.3048 metres, sometimes shown by the symbol ′: His brief was to provide 10 million square feet of office space on a 16-acre site.
›[S]the bottom or lower end of something: the foot of sthAdditional notes are added at the foot of the page.
be run/rushed off your feet›to be extremely busy: Business was booming, and everyone in the office was rushed off their feet.
drag your feet›to be very slow in doing sth, for example taking a decision: Reformers claim that the FSA is dragging its feet on banking reform.
fall/land on your feet›to be successful or lucky, especially after a period of not having success or luck: After the redundancies, about a fifth of the workers immediately landed on their feet, getting jobs at a local start-up company.
get back on your feet(alsoget sb/sth back on their feet)›to start experiencing an improved situation after a time of trouble or difficulty or to help a person, company, etc. to do this: There is enormous support for quick, low-interest loans to help companies get back on their feet after a disaster.
get a/your foot in the door›to enter a business or an organization at a low level, but with a chance of being more successful in the future: Graduate Careers Opportunities will help you get a foot in the door of your chosen career.
get your feet wet›to start doing something new: The company got its feet wet by taking a stand at the trader's exhibition.