regain (one's) feet

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regain (one's) feet

1. To stand upright on one's feet again, as after falling, stumbling, or being in a prone or sitting position. The boxer struggled to regain her feet after being knocked to the mat. I've been bedridden for so long that it took a bit of effort to finally regain my feet.
2. To recover from financial difficulties or a precarious financial situation. I'd be able to regain my feet if I could just pay off this damned credit card debt. If we could just secure a loan or investment, it would really help us regain our feet.
See also: feet, regain
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

regain one's feet

 
1. Lit. to stand up again after falling or stumbling. I fell on the ice and almost couldn't regain my feet. I helped my uncle regain his feet as he tried to get up from the floor.
2. . Fig. to become independent after financial difficulties. I lent Bill $400 to help him regain his feet. I'll be able to pay my bills when I regain my feet.
See also: feet, regain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Rolling from beneath the two battling lions Tarzan regained his feet, though he was half dazed and staggering from the impact of the terrible blow he had received.
Beauty Smith regained his feet and came toward him, sniffling and cowardly.
Beauty Smith had regained his feet and come over to look at White Fang.
With a volley of awful oaths, his face suffused with the scarlet of mortification and rage, the captain regained his feet, and with a terrific blow felled the sailor to the deck.
He regained his feet, absurdly bristled the hair on his shoulders and absurdly growled his high disdain of these lesser, two-legged things that came and went and obeyed the wills of great, white-skinned, two-legged gods such as Skipper and Mister Haggin.
Up to this time the Captain had been on the ferocious offensive, and he was in the act of following up the kick when Michael regained his feet and soared up in the air, not for leg or thigh, but for the throat.
Anthony Duclair scored a highlight-reel goal in which he fell down, spun around, regained his feet and fired the puck past Calvin Pickard.
The highly rated back rower was playing just his second game after almost a year on the sidelines having that knee reconstructed - but regained his feet to produce a superb cover tackle soon after.
Jumping on his opponent once he had regained his feet, Davies bewildered Hardy with his speed and accuracy before, mid-combination, referee Steve Gray intervened at the bell.
Hall clashed and came down with Auty in the Bears' 50-37 victory over the Scorpions and, having regained his feet, walked across and kicked the former Bears rider - a teammate for two years when they both rode for Sheffield.
As he sluggishly regained his feet and tried to clear his head it seemed for a moment a major upset was on the cards - but the veteran prevailed.
The defender was slapped in the face for his trouble as Jaaskelainen regained his feet and referee Kevin Friend had no option but to show red.
Each time he came to, he would be kicked until he regained his feet, then the beating started again.
My grateful thanks go to all concerned, particularly to the gentleman from Saudi Arabia, to my co-owner Richard Ames and, last but not least, to the crowd who gave a huge cheer when he eventually regained his feet.
Lampard had narrowly avoided doing a 'Beckham' by slipping on his final step in the run-up but regained his feet to steer his shot into the top corner.