on one's feet

[on one's feet] {adv. phr.} 1. Standing or walking; not sitting orlying down; up.

Before the teacher finished asking the question,George was on his feet ready to answer it.

In a busy gasolinestation, the attendant is on his feet all day.

Compare: TO ONE'SFEET. Contrast: OFF ONE'S FEET. 2. Recovering; getting better fromsickness or trouble.

Jack is back on his feet after a longillness.

Susan was on her feet soon after the operation.

Thebank loaned the store money to get it back on its feet after thefire.

3. See: LAND ON ONE'S FEET, STAND ON ONE'S OWN FEET, THINK ONONE'S FEET.