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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From Doncaster he moved to the Championship outfit Featherstone Rovers, where he truly found his feet.
Philadelphia-born Scott found his feet in the following rounds but was on the receiving end of some solid body-shots in round four.
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But at Mallory Park Pickford found his feet and in the three races held over two days he showed what he can do.
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Murray lost a loose first set 4-6 as Volandri found his feet with a number of impressive winners.