French translation of 'footing'
- (= basis)
on an equal footing
sur un pied d'égalitéto put sb/sth on an equal footing
mettre qn/qch sur un pied d'égalitéto put sth on a formal footing
officialiser qchto be on a war footing
être sur le pied de guerre
⇒ We aim to place training on a more scientific footing.
Notre but est de mettre l'accent sur l'aspect scientifique de la formation.
- (= place one stands on)
appuis mpl au solto lose one's footing
Example Sentences Including 'footing'
Mensel stumbled back against the side of the car; by the time he'd regained his footing , Whitlock had taken cover behind the BMW.Code Breaker
At least I was on an equal footing with this new apprentice.THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
Perhaps it was the dim light that made him miss his footing.BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
Trends of 'footing'
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⇒ My feet are aching.
J'ai mal aux pieds.
⇒ She stamped her foot.
Elle tapa du pied.on foot
à piedto set foot somewhere (= go)
mettre les pieds quelque partto be on one's feet (= standing)
être deboutto rise to one's feet or to get to one's feet (= stand up)
se leverto get back on one's feet (= recover) (after illness, bad experience)
se remettre sur piedto put one's feet up (= relax)
se détendreto get cold feet about sth (= start feeling unsure)
être moins chaud pour qch (inf)to find one's feet (figurative)
s'acclimaterto put one's foot down (= accelerate)
appuyer sur le champignon(= say no)
ne pas vouloir en entendre parler
⇒ He was going to go skiing, but his wife put her foot down.
Il allait partir au ski, mais sa femme n'a pas voulu en entendre parler.to have one's feet on the ground (= have a sensible attitude)
avoir les pieds sur terreto keep one's feet on the ground (= have a sensible attitude)
garder les pieds sur terreto stand on one's own two feet (= be independent)
se débrouiller seulto land on one's feet or to fall on one's feet
retomber sur ses piedsto put one's foot in it (informal)
mettre les pieds dans le platto put one's best foot forward (old-fashioned)
faire de son mieuxthe boot is on the other foot (British)
les rôles sont inversésto have one foot in the grave (informal)
avoir un pied dans la tombeto be under sb's feet (= in the way)
être dans les jambes de qnto get off on the wrong foot (= start badly)
mal commencerhe never puts a foot wrong (= never makes a mistake)
il ne commet jamais la moindre erreur
- (= bottom)
- [of bed]
- [of stairs]
- [of hill]
- [of page]
- [of bed]
- (= measure)
pied m (= 30.48 cm; 12 pouces)
⇒ Dave is 6 foot tall.
Dave mesure un mètre quatre-vingt.
⇒ That mountain is 5000 feet high.
Cette montagne fait mille six cents mètres de haut.
- [of animal]
⇒ The dog's foot was injured.
Le chien était blessé à la patte.
Example Sentences Including 'foot'
She clapped her heel with her shoe, the foot nodding in the corner of his eye, the beat in his ear.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
Hell isn't my...' He trailed off, put his foot down on the accelerator.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
There was some threat in the way she moved, the careful placement of each foot.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
'footing' in Other Languages
Translation of footing from the Collins English to French Dictionary