- in a standing position.
- in an independent or secure position: The loan helped him get on his feet again.
- in a restored or recovered state; able to continue: Psychotherapy helped her get back on her feet after her breakdown.
- to be financially self-supporting.
- to be independent: Overprotective parents do not prepare their children to stand on their own feet.
British Dictionary definitions for fall on one's feet
- standing up
- in good health
- (of a business, company, etc) thriving
Derived Formsfeetless, adjective
Idioms and Phrases with fall on one's feet (1 of 2)
fall on one's feet
Also, land on one's feet. Overcome difficulties, be restored to a sound or stable condition. For example, Don't worry about Joe's losing his job two years in a row—he always falls on his feet, or The company went bankrupt, but the following year it was restructured and landed on its feet. This term alludes to the cat and its remarkable ability to land on its paws after falling from a great height. [Mid-1800s]
Idioms and Phrases with fall on one's feet (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with feet
- feet of clay
- feet on the ground
- at someone's feet
- both feet on the ground
- dead on one's feet
- don't let the grass grow under one's feet
- drag one's feet
- fall on one's feet
- get one's feet wet
- get the lead out of (one's feet)
- get to one's feet
- have two left feet
- hold someone's feet to the fire
- off one's feet
- on one's feet
- put one's feet up
- rush off one's feet
- shake the dust from one's feet
- six feet under
- stand on one's feet
- take the load off (one's feet)
- think on one's feet
- under one's feet
- vote with one's feet
Also see underfoot.