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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"Now," said Diksey, when they had all regained their feet, "I will show you where the dark well is.
Slowly and fearfully they regained their feet, and seeing that no attention was being paid them, cast a parting, terrified look at the mighty creature who had defeated them with his bare hands, and slunk quickly out into the darkness of the campong.
Newcastle certainly needed it when they regained their feet after losing the first few games of the season and they'll be leaning on it again now.
PERCY Park have regained their feet after last season's relegation from the national leagues, sitting second in North One East.
Four points in five minutes in the third quarter propelled Roscommon into the lead, but with Sharoize Akram growing in influence Mayo quickly regained their feet when Reape pointed.
Although it was the third successive away game in which the Bescot side have failed to score, it was also their fourth match without defeat and provided further proof that they have regained their feet after a mid-season stumble.