on firm ground/footing

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on firm ground/footing

: well supported
  • He believes that his argument is on firm ground/footing.

Word by Word Definitions

firm play
  1. : securely or solidly fixed in place

  2. : not weak or uncertain : vigorous

  3. : having a solid or compact structure that resists stress or pressure

  1. : in a firm manner : steadfastly, fixedly

  1. : to make secure or fast : tighten

  2. : to make solid or compact

  3. : to put into final form : settle

  1. : the name or title under which a company transacts business

  2. : a partnership of two or more persons that is not recognized as a legal person distinct from the members composing it

  3. : a business unit or enterprise

ground play
  1. : the bottom of a body of water

  2. : sediment

  3. : ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. : to bring to or place on the ground

  2. : to cause to run aground

  3. : to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past tense and past participle of grind

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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