Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
find (your) feet
find your feet
1) establish yourself in or become used to a new situation
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find your feet in a new job/country
This idiom is used to express reaching a level of comfort and capability in something new, especially something that is difficult at first. It is common in both a social and professional context as if you have adapted to and learned to deal with a new situation or job, then you have 'found your feet.' The expression is modified from the idea of a child first learning to balance on its feet, allowing it to support itself and move around. Phrases with a similar meaning include 'settle in,' and 'get into your stride.'
Social Examples (Basic)
When Kevin first moved to Canada, he stayed with his auntie until he found his feet. Now he has a job and his own apartment.
Professional Examples (Basic)
For the first few weeks in my new job I had trouble finding my feet, but since then things have been going really well for me.
I know that you're still trying to find your feet here, but I'd like you to head up a three person team to go over last year's accounts.
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