feet

[ feet ]
/ fit /
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noun

a plural of foot.

Idioms

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British Dictionary definitions for stand on one's own feet

feet

/ (fiːt) /

noun

Derived Formsfeetless, adjective
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Word Origin and History for stand on one's own feet

feet


n.

plural of foot (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with stand on one's own feet (1 of 2)

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]

Idioms and Phrases with stand on one's own feet (2 of 2)

feet


In addition to the idioms beginning with feet

  • feet of clay
  • feet on the ground

also see:

  • 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.

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