Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

get one's feet wet

Slang definitions & phrases for get one's feet wet

get one's feet wet

verb phrase

To initiate oneself or be initiated into something; have a first and testing experience of something: Try one or two, just to get your feet wet

[1960s+; fr the image of a person who goes into the water very carefully rather than plunging in]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with get one's feet wet

get one's feet wet

Embark on a new venture, start into new territory. For example, I've only had a few cello lessons—I've barely gotten my feet wet. This expression alludes to the timid swimmer slowly getting into the water. [ Late 1500s ]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for get one's feet wet

Word Value for get

Scrabble Words With Friends