set one back on one's feet

Idioms & Phrases

set one back on one's feet

Help restore one's position, reestablish one, as in The outplacement office promised to help set the displaced workers back on their feet. This idiom uses an upright position as a metaphor for being active and productive.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: set one back
Next Definition: set one cap for
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for set one back on one's feet
More from
Search for articles containing set one back on one's feet Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature