One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Stand up and become able to walk.
- ‘He began to rise from the couch when Zoë found her feet and began running towards her home.’
- ‘Brooke climbed to her feet once she found her feet again, and gave Adam an annoyed look of her own.’
- ‘Azure stood up, finding her feet at last, and grabbed the sword almost as an afterthought.’
- 1.1 Become confident or successful in a particular field or activity.‘it was in Germany that Kennedy found his feet as a performer’
adapt, become accustomed, adjust, get used, become acclimatized, orient oneself, habituate oneself, assimilateView synonyms
- ‘Nonetheless, few were convinced markets across the globe had found their feet.’
- ‘His father's father owned a general goods store where immigrants who had just landed in Ellis Island used to stay until they found their feet.’
- ‘Hardly the man, you'd have thought, to be charged with helping small farmers reeling from the effects of foot and mouth begin to find their feet again.’
- ‘Heworth started slowly but eventually found their feet with skipper Gareth Watson also crossing and Potter adding goals for a 24-4 interval lead.’
- ‘Gradually they were able to find their feet and get a good start in life.’
- ‘Murphy continued that all went well with her class of 27 new pupils that morning; that they had all settled well and found their feet quite quickly.’
- ‘McGarrity's win was far from straight-forward, as the driver was still finding his feet in the impeccably prepared new shape Yellow Subaru Impreza.’
- ‘Staff and members have quickly found their feet since the facility opened in January.’
- ‘There was little in United's early play to alter that view, even if Norwich were, understandably, content to do just a containing job while they found their feet.’
- ‘I found my feet fairly well straight away as I love any ball game.’
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