- become familiar with a new situation
- become confident in what you are doing
- become used to a new situation or experience
- He's still new in his job; give him some time to find his feet.
- How long did you take to find your feet in your new place of work?
- I'm new to this city, so I'm still finding my feet.
- It was only after doing many small shows that he finally found his feet as a singer.
- We have this orientation programme that helps new employees find their feet in the organisation.
- You may feel lonely at first, but slowly you'll find your feet in the new setting.
- After a lot of struggle and hard work, he finally found his feet as an entrepreneur.
- He's been here only a week, but he's already found his feet around.
This phrase has been in around in various forms sine ancient times, but the origin is not known. However, it is believed that it refers to newborns (humans and animals) standing up and starting to walk.