find (one's) feet

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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.
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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.
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find your feet

COMMON If you find your feet in a new situation, you become more confident and learn what to do. The ambassador has only been here for two months — he's still finding his feet. The first year here was straightforward and I was able to find my feet before the really hard work began. Note: The idea is of finding your sense of balance so you can move about without falling over or needing to support yourself.
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find your feet

1 stand up and become able to walk. 2 establish yourself in a particular situation or enterprise.
2 1990 V. S. Naipaul India In Calcutta he stayed with some friend or distant relation until he found his feet.
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find your ˈfeet

(informal) become used to a new job, place, etc. and start functioning well: After moving from teaching to industry, it took her a long time to find her feet in a very different job.
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It is the latest phase of his recovery since working with the Finding Your Feet charity, who Mr Johnson credits with rebuilding his confidence after the horrific accident.
It is the latest phase of his recovery since working with the Finding Your Feet charity, which Mr Johnson credits with rebuilding his confidence after the accident.
Ms Hutton set up Finding Your Feet to support others after having her own hands and feet amputated in 2013.
It has launched an information campaign, beginning with the publication of a free leaflet called Finding Your Feet.
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As Wolves found last year in the Championship as well, going down to a new level, there's an element of finding your feet and summing up the other team's strengths and weaknesses.
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The challenge has raised almost PS500 for Finding Your Feet, the charity Corinne founded to help others faced with life-changing trauma.
I started out doing it as a challenge for me and Rory but I had never done anything sponsored for Finding Your Feet so I thought, 'Why not?