back foot


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back foot

n
on the back foot at a disadvantage; outmanoeuvred or outclassed by an opponent
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The attacker's movement will again put him in a staggered stance with his penetration leg forward and his weight on the back foot.
They were on the back foot last weekend when they lost 3-1 at home to a useful Nuneaton Boys Rangers outfit.
Just try to hit the ground after the ball with weight on the back foot.
The Seat driver started the season on the back foot and lies down in fourth in the standings, with reigning champion Matt Neal out in front courtesy of his double win at Mondello Park last time out.
The Premiership champions were on the back foot as Bruce Reihana and Carlos Spencer threatened to run them ragged.
We're either totally dominant or totally on the back foot.
However, India were quickly on the back foot as they slumped to 12-2 with both their openers back in the pavilion.
Fiona Hall, European North-East spokesman for the Lib Dems, said: "Such name-calling shows they are on the back foot.
BUILDING HITLER'S SUPERGUN: THE PLOT TO DESTROY LONDON SUNDAY, CHANNEL 4, 8PM By the spring of 1943, for the first time since the beginning of WW2, Hitler was on the back foot.
MARK DURNAN 5 Stood up well against Sow and Juanma at first but on back foot after break.
Town haven't won a match so far this season, but Powell insisted: "We can't be on the back foot.
The North Mersey teenager, holding a height advantage, went to work straight from the first bell, forcing Flynn on to the back foot - a position she would find herself in for the entire bout.