on one's feet

Idioms & Phrases

on one's feet

In addition to the idiom (see the next entry) on one's feet, also see dead on one's feet; fall (land) on one's feet; get to one's feet; set one back on one's feet; stand on one's feet; think on one's feet.

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Idioms & Phrases

on one's feet

  1. Standing, as in I'm tiredI've been on my feet all day. [Mid-1400s] Also see get to one's feet.

  2. Also, back on one's feet. Healthy, returned to good health, as in I hope you get back on your feet very soon. [c. 1800]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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