fall/land on your feet
fall on (one's) feet
To adeptly survive a difficult ordeal or situation without suffering any major negative consequences. I wouldn't worry about Chloe—no matter what bizarre scheme she gets mixed up in, she always falls on her feet.
land on (one's) feet
To gracefully survive a bad situation. I wouldn't worry about Chloe—no matter what bizarre scheme she gets mixed up in, she always lands on her feet.
land on your feetBRITISH, AMERICAN or
fall on your feetBRITISH
COMMON If someone lands on their feet or falls on their feet, they find themselves in a good situation by luck. Everything I want, she's got: good marriage, good home, nice children. While I struggle through life, she lands on her feet. He has fallen on his feet with a new career set to earn him a fortune. Note: This may refer to the belief that when a cat falls, it always lands on its feet without hurting itself.
fall (or land) on your feetachieve a fortunate outcome to a difficult situation.
This expression comes from cats' supposed ability always to land on their feet, even if they fall or jump from a very high point.
1996 Sunday Post Unlike most people in Hollywood who starved to get there, I just fell on my feet.