fall on one's feet

fall 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 falls on her feet.
See also: fall, feet, on

fall on one's feet

Also, land on one's feet. Overcome difficulties, be restored to a sound or stable condition. For example, Don't worry about Joe's losing his job two years in a row-he always falls on his feet, or The company went bankrupt, but the following year it was restructured and landed on its feet . This term alludes to the cat and its remarkable ability to land on its paws after falling from a great height. [Mid-1800s]
See also: fall, feet, on