Idiom:  back on one’s feet


Idiom:  back on one’s feet

  • to be healthy again after sickness

Example sentences

  • I couldn’t do anything for two weeks while I had the flu but now I’m back on my feet.
  • My doctor told me to rest and not walk for a week but I didn't listen. As a result, I got a stress fracture and it took a whole month for me to get back on my feet
  • My doctor told me to rest a couple days so I should be back on my feet next week.
  • I really hope you'll be back on your feet in time to go to the beach next weekend.
  • Going to physical therapy after my surgery really helped me get back on my feet quickly.
  • My son was unable to play basketball for a year after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament. It takes a long time to get back on your feet after a serious injury like that.
  • We were all amazed at how quickly my eighty year-old grandmother was back on her feet after breaking her hip.
  • Doctor, how long do you think it will be before I'm back on my feet?
  • Get well soon!  Call me when you're back on your feet and we'll play tennis.


  • get better
  • return to form

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