keep (one's) feet

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keep (one's) feet

To maintain one's balance; to avoid falling or tripping. It wasn't until the second day on the boat that I was able to keep my feet during one of these storms.
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keep your feet (or legs)

manage not to fall.
See also: feet, keep
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There can be no doubt that every time the stone escaped them, they bounded quickly backwards, to keep their feet from being crushed by the refalling stone.
It's hard underneath, then they water it on top and the players cannot keep their feet because you can't get a grip and the top is slippery.
Chilly weather conditions, snowfall in the mountains and incessant rain have made the temperatures dip sharply, making people reach for the fur shoes that keep their feet warm.
Dean Holdsworth Newport County will need to keep their feet on the ground as they seek to stretch their unbeaten run
McIntosh, who led South Africa prior to the 1995 World Cup, is confident Peter de Villiers' charges can continue with the momentum provided they keep their feet firmly on their ground.
SKIPPER John Terry has revealed his dream to emulate Bobby Moore and lift the World Cup - but also stressed the need for England players and fans to keep their feet on the ground.
Frank Lampard insists previous false dawns with England will ensure players and fans keep their feet firmly on the ground ahead of the 2010 World Cup.
With both sides finding it difficult to keep their feet, referee Paul Brown from Westerhope abandoned the game five minutes before the interval much to the relief of Collings.
But Brown insisted he would urge his players to keep their feet on the ground and pointed out plenty of room for improvement after an even game which Turner's header allowed them to steal.
Villa take on QPR in the Carling Cup on Wednesday and Davies says they have to keep their feet on the ground.
They must keep their feet moving and stay centered on the defender's body.
Germany coach Rudi Voeller urged his players to keep their feet on the ground.
With proper guidance, treatment, and common sense, dancers can keep their feet capable of withstanding the demands of the discipline.
The show's name derives from the high rubber boots worn by the miners to keep their feet dry.
WEDNESDAY boss Paul Jewell praised his new kids on the block but promised he will keep their feet firmly on the ground.
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