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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.
See also: feet, find
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find one's feet

Fig. to become used to a new situation or experience. She was lonely when she first left home, but she is finding her feet now. It takes time to learn the office routine, but you will gradually find your feet.
See also: feet, find
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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