back foot

back foot
The batsmans foot closest to the wicket
See Also: back foot shot

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  • back foot — (UK) If you are on your back foot, you are at a disadvantage and forced to be defensive of your position …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • back foot — /bæk ˈfʊt/ (say bak foot) noun 1. the foot which is at the back when standing with one foot in front of the other. 2. the foot which moves back first when stepping backwards. –phrase 3. on the back foot, at a disadvantage. 4. play off the back… …  

  • back foot — (UK)    If you are on your back foot, you are at a disadvantage and forced to be defensive of your position.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Back foot —   (UK)   If you are on your back foot, you are at a disadvantage and forced to be defensive of your position …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Back foot contact — In the sport of cricket, back foot contact is position of the bowler at the instant when the back foot lands on the ground just prior to delivering the ball. For a right handed bowler, the back foot is normally the right foot.An alternative name… …   Wikipedia

  • back foot shot — noun A shot played by the batsman with most of his weight on the back foot …   Wiktionary

  • on the back foot — phrase in a worse situation than other people or groups Brazil’s brilliant play put their opponents on the back foot. Thesaurus: in a difficult situationsynonym Main entry: foot …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the back foot — in a worse situation than other people or groups Brazil s brilliant play put their opponents on the back foot …   English dictionary

  • on the back foot — adjective In a defensive posture; off balance. Ant: on the front foot See Also: backfoot …   Wiktionary

  • back — I [[t]bæ̱k[/t]] ADVERB USES ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, back is also used in phrasal verbs such as date back and fall back on .) 1) ADV: ADV after v, oft ADV prep If you move back, you move in the opposite direction to the one in… …   English dictionary

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