get one's feet wet

get (one's) feet wet

To try or start something. I'm confident that you'll be able to drive a stick shift—you just need to get your feet wet first.
See also: feet, get, wet

get one's feet wet

Embark on a new venture, start into new territory. For example, I've only had a few cello lessons-I've barely gotten my feet wet. This expression alludes to the timid swimmer slowly getting into the water. [Late 1500s]
See also: feet, get, wet