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Meaning of “catch sb on the wrong foot” in the English Dictionary

"catch sb on the wrong foot" in British English

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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.
(Definition of catch sb on the wrong foot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “catch sb on the wrong foot”
in Chinese (Simplified) 令(某人)措手不及…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令(某人)措手不及…
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