get (one's) feet under the table

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get (one's) feet under the table

To gain confidence in a new job. You've only been there a week—I'm sure you'll feel better once you've gotten your feet under the table.
See also: feet, get, table
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get your feet under the table

BRITISH
If you get your feet under the table, you become confident and comfortable in a new job or situation. It took a year or so in the job to really get my feet under the table. I think I'll be able to do something about that next year. But let me get my feet under the table.
See also: feet, get, table
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

get your feet under the table

establish yourself securely in a new situation. chiefly British
See also: feet, get, table
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