Off On The Wrong Foot

The expression “off on the wrong foot” is used to discuss a relationship or project that made a bad start.  

Example in use: “Although we get along fine these days, we got off on the wrong foot back in the beginning!”

 

Interesting fact

Some say that this expression began at the time when people believed the superstition that while getting out of bed, it is unfortunate to put your left foot on the floor first.