land on one's feet

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Definition of land on one's feet

: to be in good condition or in a good situation after having a bad or difficult experience He lost his job but landed on his feet when he was hired by another company just a few days later.

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“Land on one's feet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/land%20on%20one%27s%20feet. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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