Definition of get one's feet under the table in English:

get one's feet under the table

phrase

British
  • Establish oneself securely in a new situation.

    • ‘The Sky Blues have flown to Portland and Salt Lake City as part of their pre-season preparations and McNamee has got his feet under the table.’
    • ‘And of course Galbraith was moved as soon as Henry McLeish got his feet under the table.’
    • ‘That will give Butt or Scholes the opportunity to get their feet under the table with their new South American buddy.’
    • ‘Until he gets his feet under the table in February, it will not be clear what a Perry-led SE will look like.’
    • ‘Now there is going to be a new chief executive who will have to settle in and get his feet under the table, which is unsettling for staff.’
    • ‘The pigopolists have barely got their feet under the table and already demanding more.’