stand on your own (two) feet Meaning in the Cambridge 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 ​feetsooner or ​later.
(Definition of stand on your own (two) feet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “stand on your own (two) feet”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自立,自食其力…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自立,自食其力…
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