stand on your own feet
stand on (one's) own (two) feet
To be strong and independent; to not need the help, guidance, or resources of another person. He never left home after high school, so he never learned to stand on his own two feet. You're a talented programmer, and you could have a lot of influence here if you stood on your own feet a bit more.
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stand on your own (two) feetbe or become self-reliant or independent.
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