sweep off feet


a plural of foot.
drag one's feet, to act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant to act, comply, etc.: We can't begin the project until the steering committee stops dragging its feet.
on one's feet,
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.
sit at the feet of, to attend upon as a disciple or follower: American writers and painters no longer sit at the feet of Europeans.
stand on one's own feet,
to be financially self-supporting.
to be independent: Overprotective parents do not prepare their children to stand on their own feet.
Also, stand on one's own two feet.
sweep one off one's feet, to impress or overwhelm by ability, enthusiasm, or charm: The gaiety of the occasion swept them off their feet.
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feet (fiːt)
1.  the plural of foot
2.  at someone's feet as someone's disciple
3.  be run off one's feet, be rushed off one's feet to be very busy
4.  carry off one's feet, sweep off one's feet to fill with enthusiasm
5.  feet of clay a weakness that is not widely known
6.  get one's feet wet to begin to participate in something
7.  have one's feet on the ground, keep one's feet on the ground to be practical and reliable
8.  on one's feet, on its feet
 a.  standing up
 b.  in good health
 c.  (of a business, company, etc) thriving
9.  put one's feet up to rest
10.  stand on one's own feet to be independent

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Word Origin & History

plural of foot (q.v.).
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Medical Dictionary

foot (fut)
n. pl. feet (fēt)

  1. The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.

  2. A unit of length in the U.S. Customary and British Imperial systems equal to 12 inches (30.48 centimeters).

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foot   (ft)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural feet (fēt)
A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to 1/3 of a yard or 12 inches (30.48 centimeters). See Table at measurement.
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