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The meaning of "first footing"

" First footing "
Making a round of visits at New Year.
As soon as the clock strikes midnight on 31st December we'll be off around town first footing all our neighbours.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, especially Scotland, from 19th century onward.
Where is it used?:
Mostly Scotland but has travelled with Scots throughout the world.
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