land on one's feet

[land on one's feet] also [land on both feet] {v. phr.}, {informal}To get yourself out of trouble without damage or injury and sometimeswith a gain; be successful no matter what happens.

No matter whattrouble he gets into, he always seems to land on his feet.

Marylost her first job because she was always late to work, but she landedon her feet and soon had a better job.