Light On Your Feet

Meaning of Idiom ‘Light on Your (or one’s) Feet’ To be light on one’s feet means to be able to move quickly and to be agile and nimble. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage Dancers are often said to be light on their feet. The idiom is also often used … Read more

Two Left Feet

An idiom in use since around 1915. Meaning of Two Left Feet To have two left feet is to be clumsy or awkward, especially in regards to one’s feet. This idiom is usually used to refer to a person’s inability to dance well. Examples Of Use “There is no way you’re gonna catch me dancing. … Read more

Let The Grass Grow Under Ones Feet

Also: To not let the grass grow under one’s feet. Do not let the grass grow under your feet. Meaning of Idiom ‘Let the Grass Grow Under One’s Feet’ To let the grass grow under one’s feet means to waste time; to fail to take advantage of an opportunity or wait to act until it is too … Read more

Jump In With Both Feet

An idiom in use since the late 1800’s. Also: Dive in with both feet. Meaning of Jump in With Both Feet To jump in with both feet means to become involved with something very quickly, enthusiastically, and completely. To commit completely to something without carefully thought about the situation beforehand. The opposite of look before you leap, dip … Read more

Have Itchy Feet, to

Also: Get itchy feet Give (one) itchy feet Rarely: Get/Have an itchy foot Meaning of Idiom ‘Have Itchy Feet’ To have itchy feet is to have a marked desire to travel or move from one place to another; to have the desire to leave a place. Also, to be eager to make a change or start something new; … Read more

Feet of Clay, have

An idiom of ancient origin. Meaning of Idiom ‘To Have Feet of Clay’ To have feet of clay is to have some basic weakness or fault. This idiom is often applied to someone who is admired or is of high repute but who is discovered to be weak of character or flawed in some way. … Read more

Dead On Your Feet

Also: Dead tired Meaning To be dead on your feet means to be very tired. Exhausted. Synonyms are dead tired, dog tired, and worn out. Examples Of Use “I have to get some sleep, I worked two shifts and I’m dead on my feet.” “I finished the race, but I’m dead on my feet.” Origin This idiom … Read more

Back On Your Feet

In use since the 1800’s Meaning This idiom is related to a number of other idioms pertaining to being ‘on one’s feet.’ To be back on your feet is to have made a full recovery from an illness, or to have become fully adjusted to a new situation, such as a move, a new job, … Read more