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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But more confusion arose when the tall and rugged Callister fell headlong off the stage on his way back into the stalls, quickly regaining his feet and covering the incident with a slick adlib about the step.
The keeper pulled off a superb double save, first beating out Iain Hume's 25-yard effort before regaining his feet to prevent Elvis Hammond ramming home the rebound from six yards.
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The challenger, 24, rose at the count of five but his legs were still unsteady - a fact illustrated when he crashed back into the ropes after regaining his feet. American referee Rudy Battle must have thought hard about stopping the bout then, but gave Pickering a second chance - but it was one chance too many.