fall on one's feet

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feet]
    • /fɔl ɒn, ɔn wʌnz fit/
    • /fɔːl ɒn wʌnz fiːt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feet]
    • /fɔl ɒn, ɔn wʌnz fit/

Definitions of fall on one's feet words

  • noun fall on one's feet a plural of foot. 1
  • idioms fall on one's feet 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. 1
  • idioms fall on one's feet land / fall on one's feet, to be lucky or successful, especially after difficulties: He's had some rough times but has finally landed on his feet. 1
  • idioms fall on one's 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. 1
  • idioms fall on one's feet 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. 1
  • idioms fall on one's feet 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. 1

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fall on one's feet popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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