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stand on your own (two) feet

informal
to be able to provide all of the things you need for living without help from anyone else: She'll have to get a job and learn to stand on her own two feet sooner or later.
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 Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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