Definition of get one's feet wet in US English:

get one's feet wet


  • Begin to participate in an activity.

    • ‘It's a great thing for getting your feet wet and figuring out whether blogging is something to which you want to devote some time.’
    • ‘And even holy people, who can sometimes seem a bit precious about getting their feet wet, can't keep out the commercial tide.’
    • ‘Both women admit, however, that getting their feet wet in the business world was a bit of a scary venture at first.’
    • ‘So I got my feet wet there and through high school, so I was very fascinated with acting as a means of expression.’
    • ‘Beginning snorkelers may opt to get their feet wet in Grotto Beach's tranquil waters (take a complimentary lesson first).’