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English definition of “stand on your own (two) feet”

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stand on your own (two) feet

to provide yourself with all the things that you need without asking for help: Ever since college, Jim has stood on his own two feet.
Translations of “stand on your own (two) feet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自立,自食其力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自立,自食其力…
(Definition of stand on your own (two) feet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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