English Idiom – Get your feet wet

Meaning – To try or start something. To begin gaining experience in something. If you are getting your feet wet you are tentatively trying something for the first time.

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When could you use this idiom?

  • You are starting a new hobby.
  • A friend is nervous about learning to drive.
  • You want to encourage someone to try something new.
  • “Why are you nervous about learning to drive? Just get your feet wet and get behind the wheel. You’ll be driving that brand new bimmer before you know it!”
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What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.