Get your feet wet

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Getting wet is a great way to stay cool during the summer and you’re lucky if you live near the beach, a lake, or a swimming pool.

Since this blog is all about improving English, our focus is only on getting our feet wet, an idiom.

When you get your feet wet, you’re experiencing something for the first time and are slowing becoming used to the situation. The expression suggests the image of a swimmer slowly getting into the water rather than jumping in. Here are some examples:

- Christian has never played basketball so he practiced dribbling the ball just to get his feet wet.
- To prepare for her first public speech, Lisa rehearsed in front of her family to get her feet wet.
- Greg was excited to get his feet wet behind the wheel at his first driving lesson.

Are you getting your feet wet in some new activity? If so, please leave a comment. I would love to hear about it :)

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