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Meaning of "put one's best foot forward" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUT ONE'S BEST FOOT FORWARD

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WHAT DOES PUT ONE'S BEST FOOT FORWARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of put one's best foot forward in the English dictionary

The definition of put one's best foot forward in the dictionary is to do one's utmost to make progress. Other definition of put one's best foot forward is to hurry.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUT ONE'S BEST FOOT FORWARD

put on one´s thinking cap
put on the dog
put on the map
put on the ritz
put on to
put one across
put one in mind of
put one over on
put one´s back into
put one´s cards on the table
put one´s feet up
put one´s foot down
put one´s foot in it
put one´s hand to the plough
put one´s head in a noose
put one´s house in order
put one´s money where one´s mouth is
put one´s oar in
put one´s shirt on
put one´s shoulder to the wheel

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUT ONE'S BEST FOOT FORWARD

afterward
award
bring forward
carry forward
carry-forward
come forward
fashion-forward
fast forward
fast-forward
flashforward
forward
full forward
go-forward
Great Leap Forward
henceforward
power forward
put forward
rearward
small forward
store and forward
straightforward

Synonyms and antonyms of put one's best foot forward in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «put one's best foot forward» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUT ONE'S BEST FOOT FORWARD

Find out the translation of put one's best foot forward to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of put one's best foot forward from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «put one's best foot forward» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

把一个人的最好的一面
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poner la mejor cara
570 millions of speakers

English

put one´s best foot forward
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आगे एक सबसे अच्छा पैर रखा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أفضل وضع قدم واحدة إلى الأمام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

положить свою лучшую ногу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colocar um de melhor pé em frente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক এর সেরা ফুট এগিয়ে রাখুন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mettre son meilleur pied
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Letakkan kaki terbaik ke depan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

legte eine der besten Seite
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フォワード1の最高の足を置く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

앞으로 한 최고의 발을 넣어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sijine sing paling apik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặt chân tốt nhất của một người về phía trước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு சிறந்த பாதையை முன்னோக்கி வை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुढे आपले सर्वोत्तम पाऊल ठेवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

En iyi ayağını öne koy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

proporre il meglio di piede
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umieścić własnej najlepszej strony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

покласти свою кращу ногу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pune cel mai bine piciorul cuiva înainte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θέσει καλύτερα τα πόδια ενός ατόμου προς τα εμπρός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sit ´n mens se beste voet vorentoe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sätta sin bästa fot framåt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sette ens beste foten frem
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of put one's best foot forward

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUT ONE'S BEST FOOT FORWARD»

The term «put one's best foot forward» is normally little used and occupies the 140.270 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUT ONE'S BEST FOOT FORWARD»

Discover the use of put one's best foot forward in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to put one's best foot forward and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
It was first re- corded in 1882. put one's back up ➧ See get someone's back up. put one's best foot forward Try for the best possible impression, make a good start , as in Come on, let's put our best foot forward for this interview. The allusion in ...
Christine Ammer, 2013
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Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
... back up: Show or arouse resentment * This sort of attitude really puts my back up Put one's best foot forward: Make one's best effort * He put his best foot forward that enabled him to reach his coveted goal Put one's cards on the table: Reveal ...
Shori, A K, 2010
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American Slang: Cultural Language Guide to Living in the USA
Put on an act: fake the truth. She often puts on an act to try to impress her friends. Put on an event: stage an event. We're putting on a garage sale. Put on the dog: See, Dog. Put one's best foot forward: act one's best. Now that I have a good job,  ...
Joseph Melillo, Edward M. Melillo, 2004
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Idioms and Phrases
Put one's best foot forward Get on with one's work as fast as one can The Prime Minister exhorted the Development Officers to put their best foot forward and help in the progress of the Nation. Put one's candle on the table Make one 's intention  ...
Prof. V.N. Sadasiva Rau, Sura College of Competition, 2004
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Cartoon-illustrated Metaphors: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches, ...
... a visit; l certainly intend on putting my best foot forward. Rain Cats and Dogs ** heavy downpour // rain very. 91 Chickens Come Home to Roost - 41 Put One's Best Foot Forward.
Kaiman Lee, 2003
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
to keep one's feet ifittH I (They found it difficult to keep their feet on the slippery road. ffefl#Rffifc£«}f ttJB ®±MMtS ° ) to keep on foot fSftB^i]* ft£P *MIHt¥) to let the grass grow under one's feet £ GRASS to put one's best foot forward 1. SStfefT m ...
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
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Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Foot and feet occur frequently in informal spoken English in expressions like My foot!, get a foot in the door, put one's best foot forward, put one's foot down, sweep someone off his feet, stand on one's own two feel, get cold feet, and put one's ...
Turton, 1998
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English idioms for Spanish speakers
Creo que puedes confiar en el. Parece estar bien plantado. to put one's best foot forward — esmerarse en hacer lo mejor posible. She put her best foot forward in order to impress him. Se esmero en hacer lo mejor posible para impresionarlo.
Eugene Savaiano, Lynn W. Winget, 2007
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1001 IDIOMS TO MASTER YOUR ENGLISH
To put one's foot down—To be firm E.g. Fatma put her foot down and refused to meet the match maker. To put one's best foot forward—To try one's best E.g. You have to put your best foot forward to get the job you like. Find your feet—You are  ...
DRITA SKILJA, 2013
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Idiomatic Expressions with English Grammar' 99 Ed.
PUT OUT TO SEA PUT ONE WISE PUT ONE'S BACK// INTO/TO//IT PUT ONE'S BEST FOOT FORWARD PUT ONE'S CARDS ON THE TABLE PUT ONE'S FINGER ON PUT ONE'S FOOT DOWN PUT ONE'S FOOT INTO ONE'S MOUTH PUT ...
Cruz, Et Al

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MARC CHASE: Hammond councilman trips, putting worst foot
It's a lesson to put our best foot forward — and not drink and then trip on luggage in a ... In other words, it's a good place for one to put one's best foot forward. «nwitimes.com, Dec 14»

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