get one's feet wet

Definition of get one's feet wet

:to begin doing a new job, activity, etc., in usually a slow and simple way in order to become more familiar with it
  • She got her feet wet at her new job by doing some simple filing tasks.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

feet
  1. : plural of foot

wet play
  1. : consisting of, containing, covered with, or soaked with liquid (such as water)

  2. : containing appreciable quantities of readily condensable hydrocarbons

  3. : rainy

  1. : water

  2. : rainy weather : rain

  3. : an advocate of a policy of permitting the sale of intoxicating liquors

  1. : to make wet

  2. : to urinate in or on

  3. : to become wet


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