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stand on your own (two) feet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstand on your own (two) feetstand on your own (two) feetINDEPENDENT PERSONto be able to do what you need to do, earn your own money, etc without help from others She’s never learned to stand on her own feet. stand
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stand on your own (two) feetAble to stand on her own feet.I guess I shall have to learn to stand on my own feet.Out-and-out competitive in the world market standing on our own feet?She's very kind, but we ought to stand on our own feet.Using the market price means that each division must stand on its own feet, as though it were an independent company.She, who'd always stood on her own feet, fought her own battles.Such beliefs are able to stand on their own feet, without support from others.
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