put one's best foot forward

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Definition of put one's best foot forward

1 US : to behave very well in order to gain someone's approval When I visited my girlfriend's parents I tried to be very polite and put my best foot forward.
2 British : to try as hard as possible to do something difficult I've got to put my best foot forward to meet this deadline.

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“Put one's best foot forward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20one%27s%20best%20foot%20forward. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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