"footings" in the noun sense
1. footing, terms
status with respect to the relations between people or groups
"on good terms with her in-laws"
"on a friendly footing"
2. footing, basis, ground
a relation that provides the foundation for something
"they were on a friendly footing"
"he worked on an interim basis"
3. foothold, footing
a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
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