get on (one's) feet(redirected from got on their feet)
get on (one's) feet
To stand up or rise. After the gym teacher made a few announcements, we all got on our feet and began running laps.
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get (one) on one's feetand put one on one's feet
1. Lit. to help someone stand up after a fall or prolonged bed rest. We had to get him on his feet, but he was able to walk without much help. We put the child on his feet and he took off running again.
2. Fig. to get someone back to normal, financially, medically, mentally, etc. When he gets himself on his feet, Tom will buy a new car. We will put him on his feet and help him along. When I get myself on my feet, things will be better.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.