stand on (one's) own (two) feet

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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.
See also: feet, on, own, stand
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stand on one's (own) two feet

to act in an independent and forthright manner. I can stand on my own two feet without any help from you! Dave will be better off when he gets a job and can stand on his own feet.
See also: feet, on, stand, two
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stand on one's own feet

Act or behave independently, as in You've got to learn to stand on your own feet and not always listen to your peers. [Mid-1500s]
See also: feet, on, own, stand
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

stand on your own two feet

COMMON If you stand on your own two feet, you are independent and do not need anyone to help you or support you. You should behave like a grown-up woman, stand on your own two feet, and take full responsibility for your decisions. Note: You can also say that someone stands on their own feet. After you've spent three years being funded by parents, suddenly it's all over and you're expected to stand on your own feet.
See also: feet, on, own, stand, two
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

stand on your own (two) feet

be or become self-reliant or independent.
See also: feet, on, own, stand
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

stand on your own two ˈfeet

not need the help of other people; be independent: I left home to show my parents that I can stand on my own two feet.Isn’t it about time you learned to stand on your own two feet?
See also: feet, on, own, stand, two
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