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on one's feet

Definition of on one's feet

  1. 1 :  in a standing position <I've been on my feet all day.> <He jumped over the wall and landed on his feet.>

  2. 2 :  in a good position or condition <The business is finally/back on its feet.>

  3. 3 :  in a healthy condition after an illness or injury <She should be out of the hospital and (back) on her feet again in a couple of weeks.>

  4. 4 :  quickly and while actively doing something <Good debaters can think on their feet.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : plural of foot

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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