Definition of “catch sb on the wrong foot” - English Dictionary

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“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)

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