on one's feet
phrasal 1. in a standing position 2. in an established position or state 3. in a recovered condition (as from illness) <
back on my feet
>
4. in an extemporaneous manner ; while in action <
good debaters can think on their feet
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on one's feet — {adv. phr.} 1. Standing or walking; not sitting or lying down; up. * /Before the teacher finished asking the question, George was on his feet ready to answer it./ * /In a busy gasoline station, the attendant is on his feet all day./ Compare: TO… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's feet — {adv. phr.} 1. Standing or walking; not sitting or lying down; up. * /Before the teacher finished asking the question, George was on his feet ready to answer it./ * /In a busy gasoline station, the attendant is on his feet all day./ Compare: TO… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's feet — adverb a) Being standing up. The organization provides training and assistance to help the unemployed get back on their feet. b) Being stable or capable, especially in a financial or emotional sense. It took some time for the lady to get back on… …   Wiktionary

  • put one on one's feet — See: ON ONE S FEET(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one on one's feet — See: ON ONE S FEET(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dead on one's feet — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Very tired but still standing or walking; too tired to do more; exhausted. * /Jimmy never leaves a job unfinished. He continues to work even when he s dead on his feet./ * /After the soldiers march all night, they are dead …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dead on one's feet — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Very tired but still standing or walking; too tired to do more; exhausted. * /Jimmy never leaves a job unfinished. He continues to work even when he s dead on his feet./ * /After the soldiers march all night, they are dead …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • think on one's feet — {v. phr.} To think quickly; answer or act without waiting; know what to do or say right away. * /A good basketball player can think on his feet./ * /Our teacher can think on his feet; he always has an answer ready when we ask him questions./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • think on one's feet — {v. phr.} To think quickly; answer or act without waiting; know what to do or say right away. * /A good basketball player can think on his feet./ * /Our teacher can think on his feet; he always has an answer ready when we ask him questions./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get back on one's feet — {v. phr.} To once again become financially solvent; regain one s former status and income, or health. * /Max got back on his feet soon after his open heart surgery. Tom s business was ruined due to the inflation, but he got back on his feet again …   Dictionary of American idioms

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