find (one's) (own) level

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find (one's) (own) level

To reach one's level of proficiency, comfort, or competency in a particular area. I'm so impressed with the interns—they've really found their level now. It takes time to find your own level as a teacher, but you'll get there—we all do.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

find one's own level

Fig. to find the position or rank to which one is best suited. You cannot force new clerks to be ambitious. They will all find their own level. The new student is happier in the beginning class. It was just a question of letting her find her own level.
See also: find, level, own
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We had better leave the Crofts to find their own level. There are several odd-looking men walking about here, who, I am told, are sailors.
There is a responsibility on coaches to put out teams where kids can find their own level and play against opponents of a comparable standard.
Jason Beer, QC, representing Sheffield Wednesday, said: "There was still a police responsibility to do things, even if the fans had to try and find their own level, wasn't there?" Mr Greenwood said: "One doesn't just stand by if pens become full and the 'find your own level' is not working because the gangways are not clear at the back, one takes flexible response action.
Trying to keep Moseley in National League One next season on a shoestring is likely to be difficult, but Beale believes that Moseley should be allowed to find their own level and stay in Birmingham.
Regardless of what the pedigree is, you've got to get them out there and be seen to be selling them so they can find their own level - sometimes that might not be in profit.
"I think everyone has to find their own level. If you can keep moving the whole way through your pregnancy, I think that's really healthy.
ATA THE LEPPINGS LANE INNER CONCOURSE Harry White .MR WH W ITE, the inspector in charge of officers at the turnstiles, said the police policy of letting fans "find their own level" in the pens was abdicating responsibility.
The website also helps users find their own level of photography expertise by presenting them with simple statements of purpose or intent, such as 'I take pictures of family and friends during holidays and vacations' or 'I'm a professional photographer.'
Any teacher is therefore faced with the choice either to concentrate on the minority of accomplished and intellectually curious students while leaving the rest to find their own level, or to aim for a middle-of-the-road mediocrity and so risk boring and alienating the bright.
One of many other alternatives would be a pyramid system of four divisions where teams would find their own level and enjoy competitive cricket each week.
DEREK Byers is happy for his children to develop at their own rate and find their own level.
They'll no doubt take some time to settle down, but I'm sure they'll find their own level and eventually be glad of the companionship.
Rather than run horses out of their depth in conditions races, which may have been the policy in the past when the desire for Group winners was allconsuming, the Dubai outfit seem to be taking a more relaxed view about their horses, allowing them to find their own level - witness their 38 per cent strikerate in handicaps this season compared with 15 per cent in 2004 and ten per cent in 2005.