find (one's) feet

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find (one's) feet

To reach a level of comfort in a new situation. It took a while, but I've finally found my feet in my job. I know you're nervous, but all freshmen are—you'll find your feet at school, don't worry.
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find one's feet

Fig. to become used to a new situation or experience. She was lonely when she first left home, but she is finding her feet now. It takes time to learn the office routine, but you will gradually find your feet.
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find your feet

COMMON If you find your feet in a new situation, you become more confident and learn what to do. The ambassador has only been here for two months — he's still finding his feet. The first year here was straightforward and I was able to find my feet before the really hard work began. Note: The idea is of finding your sense of balance so you can move about without falling over or needing to support yourself.
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find your feet

1 stand up and become able to walk. 2 establish yourself in a particular situation or enterprise.
2 1990 V. S. Naipaul India In Calcutta he stayed with some friend or distant relation until he found his feet.
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find your ˈfeet

(informal) become used to a new job, place, etc. and start functioning well: After moving from teaching to industry, it took her a long time to find her feet in a very different job.
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References in classic literature ?
But, whosoever goes into Marshalsea Place, turning out of Angel Court, leading to Bermondsey, will find his feet on the very paving-stones of the extinct Marshalsea jail; will see its narrow yard to the right and to the left, very little altered if at all, except that the walls were lowered when the place got free; will look upon rooms in which the debtors lived; and will stand among the crowding ghosts of many miserable years.
Shire horses are usually on their feet within an hour of birth, but Bromford was too weak to find his feet.
And former Celtic and Scotland defender Boyd reckons that puts pressure on the newly-appointed Norwegian boss to get it right as he tries to find his feet at Parkhead.
The former Villa man's future now looks to be certain at Liverpool, as does Jordan Henderson's place, who was another big money buy that initially struggled to find his feet at the club.
Deaker, who is one of the IRB's elite panel of international referees, will take charge of Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4 and visits Cardiff to help him find his feet in readiness for the Test match.
Hendry has struggled to find his feet in the competition this year, and it remains to be seen how the heavy earlier defeat to Davis will affect his game.
But it's just as vital to form a good understanding and it's the chance for Greg Mackey to find his feet.
Chris Wall's six-year-old had struggled to find his feet in three outings this term, his best effort being an unlucky-in-running eighth to Temple Place at Haydock in May.
A 6-2 junior guard, Wolfe is also a top football player who is beginning to find his feet on the basketball floor after scoring a career-high 20 points in a victory over Canyon last week.
Hibbert made the better start but by the midway point in the third Maynard was beginning to find his feet.
The Liverpool forward is keen to find his feet at club level again after injury, ahead of England's game with Spain at Villa Park later this month.
It took the colt an eternity to find his feet on soft ground and he hung when under pressure, suggesting he will be a different proposition on a quicker surface.
Steve Marlet, an pounds 11million summer signing, took far too long to find his feet.
ALAN KING rates Stoway quite highly, but the French import has been taking time to find his feet since arriving at King's yard, and his 5-6 backers at Kempton yesterday must have been sorely disappointed with his performance.
The British number one appeared to be cruising to a last-eight meeting with Jerome Golmard as Bjorkman failed to find his feet in the opening set.