fall on (one's) feet(redirected from falls on one's 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.
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]
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.