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 ?
So now, anxious to get away from the horrid gloomy cave as soon as possible, they hastened up the hillside and regained the road just beyond the place where they had first met the Scoodlers; and you may be sure they were glad to find their feet on the old familiar path again.
The Loughborough club have found it hard going since their promotion to the Leicestershire Senior League but after a season and a half they are beginning to find their feet and are climbing slowly up the division under the management of Doctor Paul Campbell.
Punters looking value for money should look to Offaly to upset the favourites Down while on paper the most clear-cut of the qualifiers appears to be in Ballybofey where Donegal take on a Roscommon team still trying to find their feet.
The Pars are beginning to find their feet and should beat a side who will miss striker Alex Williams and defender Craig Pettigrew due to suspension.
But Japan, coached by former Italy boss John Kirwan, then began to find their feet in a match played in St Vincent.
A project which helps youngsters leaving care to find their feet has been given pounds 22,000.
GODOLPHIN may just be starting to find their feet again after a self-imposed break and they will be hoping to hit top gear when the Royal meeting returns to Ascot next week.
New firms can benefit from thousands of pounds in grants to help them find their feet.
With lambing season in full swing, fields across the region saw unsteady newborns continuing to find their feet, while the rest of us enjoyed relief from persistent wintry weather.
The Academy, which is a development of Silverstone's racing school, will offer training to rookie drivers as well as a championship for them to find their feet in the racing world.
Despite the best efforts of Trollope and an in-form Junior Agogo, the Rovers simply couldn't find their feet in front of goal.
Andy booth has urged the fans to remain patient while Town's young side find their feet in Coca-Cola League I.
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College has strengthened its links with the university by signing an agreement which will enable students to find their feet on foundation courses at college before progressing to the university.
But Worcester began to find their feet after that and had arguably the best chances of the game early in the second half.
Students and families trying to find their feet in the new era of selunding higher education are being offered help and advice from Barclays.