Meaning of “stand on your own (two) feet” in the English Dictionary

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"stand on your own (two) feet" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “stand on your own (two) feet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stand on your own (two) feet" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “stand on your own (two) feet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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