to one's feet
phrasal to a standing position <
brought the crowd to its feet
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • to one's feet — {adv. phr.} To a standing position; up. * /After Henry had been tackled hard by four big players, he got to his feet slowly and painfully./ * /When Sally saw the bus coming, she jumped to her feet and ran out./ Compare: ON ONE S FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to one's feet — {adv. phr.} To a standing position; up. * /After Henry had been tackled hard by four big players, he got to his feet slowly and painfully./ * /When Sally saw the bus coming, she jumped to her feet and ran out./ Compare: ON ONE S FEET …   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 — {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

  • regain one's feet — {v. phr.} To get back up again after falling down. * /Tom fell while he skied down the hill but he regained his feet quickly./ Compare: TO ONE S FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • regain one's feet — {v. phr.} To get back up again after falling down. * /Tom fell while he skied down the hill but he regained his feet quickly./ Compare: TO ONE S FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's feet — {v. phr.} To keep from falling or slipping down; keep your balance; remain standing. * /The boy stumbled on the stairs but was able to keep his feet./ Compare: REGAIN ONE S FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's feet — {v. phr.} To keep from falling or slipping down; keep your balance; remain standing. * /The boy stumbled on the stairs but was able to keep his feet./ Compare: REGAIN ONE S FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drag one's feet — or[drag one s heels] {v. phr.} To act slowly or reluctantly. * /The children wanted to watch television, and dragged their feet when their mother told them to go to bed./ * /The city employees said the mayor had promised to raise their pay, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drag one's feet — or[drag one s heels] {v. phr.} To act slowly or reluctantly. * /The children wanted to watch television, and dragged their feet when their mother told them to go to bed./ * /The city employees said the mayor had promised to raise their pay, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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