find your 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 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.
See also: feet, find