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]

Words nearby stand on one's own feet

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.