Finding Your Feet (Origin)

What Is the Origin of the Saying "Finding Your Feet"?

The term "finding your feet" means becoming more comfortable in what you're doing.
Finding Your Feet (Origin)

Examples of Use:

  • After starting a new job, it may take some time to find your feet and adjust to the work environment.
  • When you move to a new city, it can be challenging at first, but you will eventually find your feet and establish a routine.
  • It's normal to feel a bit lost initially, but with time and experience, you will find your feet and gain confidence.
  • As a freshman in college, it may take a while to find your feet academically and socially.
  • When faced with a new situation, it's important to stay positive and give yourself time to find your feet.
This is an ancient term. It likely refers to newborn animals being wobbly on their feet before they "find their feet" and steady themselves.

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This page was written by Craig Shrives.