Definition of stand on one's own two feet in English:
Be or become self-reliant or independent.
- I am a 30 year-old woman and I am fairly independent, believing in standing on my own two feet most of the time and having strong relationships based on intellect and feeling.
- She taught us how to stand on our own feet.
- Fortunately, the children knew they had to be capable of standing on their own feet and supporting her through old age.
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