Definition of pick one's feet up in English:

pick one's feet up


  • Raise one's feet clear of the ground when walking.

    • ‘He picked his feet up neatly and high, stepping smartly as if he was on parade or being displayed before a panel of judges.’
    • ‘She picked her feet up as she walked. Just as she had been raised.’
    • ‘Walking is easier if you keep your feet facing forwards and pick your feet up with every step you take.’
    • ‘With little else to do she picked her feet up, one after the other, and trudged towards the sound that grew gratifyingly louder as she came closer to its source.’
    • ‘A friend saw it happen and said the horse just never picked his feet up, even though he looked ready to jump it right in stride.’