get/find one's bearings

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get/find one's bearings

:to find out one's position
  • Let's stop here and find our bearings.
often used figuratively
  • Our course for new employees will help you get/find your bearings at work.

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

find play
  1. : to come upon often accidentally : encounter

  2. : to meet with (a particular reception)

  3. : to come upon by searching or effort

  1. : an act or instance of finding

  2. : something found: such as

  3. : a valuable discovery

bearing bearings
  1. : the manner in which one behaves or comports oneself : the manner in which one bears (see 2bear 2f) oneself

  2. : the act, power, or time of bringing forth offspring or fruit

  3. : a product of bearing : crop


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