stand on one's own feet
phrasal to think or act independently

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stand on one's own feet — or[stand on one s own two feet] {v. phr.} To depend on yourself; do things yourself; earn your own living; be independent. * /After his father died, John had to stand on his own feet and earn his own living./ * /You should learn to stand on your… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand on one's own feet — or[stand on one s own two feet] {v. phr.} To depend on yourself; do things yourself; earn your own living; be independent. * /After his father died, John had to stand on his own feet and earn his own living./ * /You should learn to stand on your… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's own feet — See: STAND ON ONE S OWN FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's own feet — See: STAND ON ONE S OWN FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand on one's own two feet — verb To be independent. To survive without any help. Its about time he left home and learnt how to stand on his own two feet …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • hoe one's own row — {v. phr.} To make your way in life by your own efforts; get along without help. * /David s father died when he was little, and he has always had to hoe his own row./ Syn.: PADDLE ONE S OWN CANOE, STAND ON ONE S OWN FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hoe one's own row — {v. phr.} To make your way in life by your own efforts; get along without help. * /David s father died when he was little, and he has always had to hoe his own row./ Syn.: PADDLE ONE S OWN CANOE, STAND ON ONE S OWN FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To stand on — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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