front foot


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front foot

A foot measured along the front property line.
References in classic literature ?
With his teeth, he bit off the paw of his front foot and threw it at that poor beast, so that he might have something to eat."
When it was put to Horan that goalkeepers like Monaghan's Rory Beggan are often on the front foot while in possession, he said: "Whilst a few of them might go on the attack with the ball, it is providing a valve for defensive football.
Sometimes they will start on the front foot, score a goal and have more confidence.
Euro$ interest rate futures edged lower with stocks starting the week off on the front foot, exerting modest downside pressure on the short-dated rate contracts as yields backed up.
Nkana started the game on the front foot as they mounted pressure on the Porcupine Warriors, who stood firm in defence in the early stages.
"We were on the front foot, we played some good football and kept the ball on the floor and moved it around.
Because we were so far ahead, I think the mentality, as much as you say at half-time to be on the front foot, they were always going to throw everything at it and take risks."
Addressing the aACAyJan AakanshaaACAO rally at PatnaaACAOs Gandhi Maidan on Sunday, the Congress chief said: "I have said in Uttar Pradesh that the Congress party will not play at the back foot but at the front foot. Together with Tejashwi ji and Lalu ji, the Congress party will play at the front foot and we will hit a six."
Today's Google Doodle shows an image of Kardar, who is remembered as the father of Pakistan cricket, playing an elegant shot on the front foot.
Speaking to a radio station in Dubai, Yorke said: "I think they would definitely win the league because they are on the front foot, playing attacking football
I thought we were on the front foot in the second half and that was our big moment.
When moving forward, you need to push from the back foot first (in order to maintain balance and stability) and when retreating, it's crucial to begin the move from your front foot. Lateral movement follows similar principles, with one foot providing the thrust and the other giving balance.