ADJ

firm, sure

VERB + FOOTING

keep
He struggled to keep his footing on the slippery floor
be sure of
She looked over her shoulder to be sure of her footing
struggle for
lose, miss
give (sb), provide (sb with)
The sole of this shoe will give a firm footing even on slippery surfaces

ADJ

firm, proper, right, secure, solid, sound
wrong
equal, the same
All claimants stand on an equal legal footing
different, unequal
normal
permanent
The arrangement was put on a permanent footing earlier this year
commercial, competitive, financial, legal
war
The army was placed on a war footing (= prepared for war)

VERB + FOOTING

be on, stand on
The two teams stand on an equal footing
be back on
gain
Town planning procedures gained a footing in local government
get (sb/ sth) off on
Being inconsiderate to the doctor will get you off on the wrong footing
get (sth) on, place sth on, set sth on
We need to get the business on a sound footing
get (sth) back on, put sth back on

PREP

on a … ~
an attempt to put the economy on a more secure footing