get (one's) feet wet

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get (one's) feet wet

To try or start something. I'm confident that you'll be able to drive a stick shift—you just need to get your feet wet first.
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get one's feet wet

Fig. to get a little first-time experience with something. (Obvious literal possibilities.) Of course he can't do the job right. He's hardly got his feet wet yet. I'm looking forward to learning to drive. I can't wait to get behind the steering wheel and get my feet wet.
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get one's feet wet

Embark on a new venture, start into new territory. For example, I've only had a few cello lessons-I've barely gotten my feet wet. This expression alludes to the timid swimmer slowly getting into the water. [Late 1500s]
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get your feet wet

mainly AMERICAN
If you get your feet wet, you get involved in something or experience something for the first time. Charlton thinks it's time for me to get my feet wet. He says I'll be able to help the department a lot more if I learn how police actually solve crimes. Note: You can also say that you have your feet wet. Well, the Secretary of State now has his feet wet in the Middle East.
See also: feet, get, wet

get your feet wet

begin to participate in an activity.
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get your ˈfeet wet

(especially American English, informal) start doing something that is new for you: At that time he was a young actor, just getting his feet wet.
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get (one's) feet wet

To start a new activity or job.
See also: feet, get, wet