put a foot wrong


: to make a mistake
He never put a foot wrong during the campaign.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Norwegian goal machine has hardly put a foot wrong this season. James Robson, ajc, 6 May 2023 Nadal hardly put a foot wrong, claiming the final 11 games to seal the victory. Liz Clarke And Ava Wallace, BostonGlobe.com, 5 June 2022 Crusading, brilliant female leaders who never put a foot wrong — a few unsubstantiated rumors about a ruthless past notwithstanding — do not necessarily make the most complex or interesting of protagonists. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 16 Dec. 2021 The Spanish phenom didn’t put a foot wrong all day but was just in the wrong place at the wrong time when the white flag waved. Rob Peeters, The Indianapolis Star, 30 May 2021

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“Put a foot wrong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20a%20foot%20wrong. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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