Idiom:  land on one's feet


Idiom:  land on one's feet

  • to survive a difficult situation in good condition by luck or chance
  • to be in a good or better situation after going through a difficult experience

Example sentences

  • I'm so glad I was able to land on my feet after losing my job.
  • She's had six months of physical therapy after the accident but still hasn't landed on her feet
  • Since I lived in a very small town my whole life, I was surprised how quickly I landed on my feet after moving to London.
  • She not only survived breast cancer but she ran a marathon after she landed on her feet.
  • My ex-girlfriend landed on her feet quickly after we broke up when she was discovered by a model scout while on vacation.
  • My roommate always lands on her feet after final exams, even though she barely studies.
  • The football player's career was cut short with a terrible injury, but he landed on his feet with a new job in coaching.
  • We've moved to three different countries in six years and each time, my children have had no problem landing on their feet.
  • I'm relieved my secretary landed on her feet after we fired her for being late.
  • I'm proud of how quickly my son landed on his feet after changing schools during high school.
  • One of my strengths is that I've worked in three different industries and quickly landed on my feet each time.
  • We thought Jonathan would land on his feet but he's really struggling setting up our Beijing office.


  • fall on one's feet

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