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    #1

    A favorable footing

    The phrase underlined is unclear to me. Please, explain.


    "He said the improving performance of the non-oil sector has put Nigeria on a favorable footing to withstand the global shock".

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    Re: A favorable footing

    Not a teacher only a native.

    I think the phrase means to be well positioned to take advantage of something. Or be better prepared for an event.

    So in this instance, Nigeria is on a favourable footing due to the performance of the non-oil sector. Presumably the article is something to do with the economy and how Nigeria will be able to manage during the global shock.

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    Re: A favorable footing

    Thank you very much! I wonder if you can answer my thread:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/127541-disconnection.html

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