footing footing  /ˈfʊ tɪŋ/


  1. (n) status with respect to the relations between people or groups
  2. (n) a relation that provides the foundation for something
  3. (n) a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing



  1. As President Bush tried to find his footing this year, these two Senators often proved to be more influential.
  2. The Clinton White House, in a virtual trauma for days, is now desperately trying to regain its footing after the disastrous midterm elections.
  3. Even as the results in Iowa were still coming in, the Clinton campaign was mobilizing onto an attack footing.


  1. Sam's owners pay tab for new highway lane

    The owners of Sam’s Chowder House are footing the bill to build a new Highway 1 turn lane that they believe will solve traffic hazards in front of the restaurant. Construction began in recent days wit
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Half Moon Bay Review

  2. Two Commodity Stocks Ripe for Bargain Shoppers

    Equity markets are slowly and surely finding their footing following the pullback seen in early June after Fed stimulus fears resurfaced. The continuation of upbeat economic data releases has
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Barclays’s Jenkins Says Bankers Must Regain ‘Moral Compass’

    Barclays Plc (BARC) Chief Executive Officer Antony Jenkins said bankers must regain their moral footing and serve society’s long-term interests if the industry is to undo the damage caused by the financial crisis.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. Obama said he wasn't focused on "the day-to-day gyrations of the stock market, but the long-term ability for the United States and the entire world economy to regain its footing."
    on Mar 3, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: National Review Online Blogs (blog)

  2. Cameron, who took office last month as head of a coalition government, said there was a "real opportunity to put the bilateral relationship on a new footing to try to make a stronger start and work through the issues where we have agreement and...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: The Associated Press

  3. "We have been working closely with the governor of the Bank of England, the FSA and the financial institutions to put the banks on a longer-term sound footing," Darling said in a televised statement following that meeting.
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Alistair Darling Source: Reuters

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