get one on one’s feet and put one on one’s feet

get one on one’s feet and put one on one’s feet
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. Lit. to help someone stand up after a fall or prolonged bed rest.
- E.g. We had to get him on his feet, but he was able to walk without much help.
- E.g. We put the child on his feet and he took off running again.
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. Fig. to get someone back to normal, financially, medically, mentally, etc.
- E.g. When he gets himself on his feet, Tom will buy a new car.
- E.g. We will put him on his feet and help him along.
- E.g. When I get myself on my feet, things will be better.