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First Foot is a term used in ballroom dancing and social dancing because the phrase "leader's left foot and follower's right foot takes too stinking long to say.

Most of the time, you step on this foot first.

First Footing is also a tradition in Scotland that takes place just after the turn of the year, ie very very early on January 1st.

The process of first footing is basically visiting a friend or a neighbour just after the bells bearing a gift of food or drink. In the past this was usually accompanied by a lump of coal (don't ask me why, I've no idea!).

Therefore, if my neighbour was to visit my at 12:05am on January 1st and bring me a drink, then they'd be first footing me.

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