back on feet

*back on one's feet

 
1. Lit. standing up again after a fall. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) She struggled to get back on her feet after she fell.
2. Fig. recovered from an illness and out of one's sickbed. *Typically: be ~; get ~.) I will go back to work as soon as I get back on my feet. I want to get back on my feet as soon aspossible.
3. Fig. recovered from anything, especially financial problems. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I can't afford to buy a car until I get a job and get back on my feet. I'll get back on my feet as soon as I start working again.
See also: back, feet