on an equal footing

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on an equal footing

: in conditions where everyone has an equal chance
  • making it possible for poor children to compete on an equal footing with other children

Word by Word Definitions

equal play
  1. : of the same measure, quantity, amount, or number as another

  2. : identical in mathematical value or logical denotation : equivalent

  3. : like in quality, nature, or status

  1. : one that is equal

  2. : an equal quantity

  1. : to be equal to

  2. : equalize

  3. : to make or produce something equal to

footing play
  1. : a stable position or placing of the feet

  2. : a surface or its condition with respect to one walking or running on it

  3. : the act of moving on foot : step, tread


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