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What does 'get my feet wet' mean?



 
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What does 'get my feet wet' mean? #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 29, 2009 20:24 pm   What does 'get my feet wet' mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #280 "English Slang Idioms (2)", question 4

Most bosses won't send you out on a job until you get your feet ..........

(a) dry
(b) wet
(c) green
(d) hot

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #280 "English Slang Idioms (2)", answer 4

Most bosses won't send you out on a job until you get your feet wet.

Correct answer: (b) wet

Your answer was: incorrect
Most bosses won't send you out on a job until you get your feet hot.
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get your feet wet? - being more prepared/ready? thanks!
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What does 'get my feet wet' mean? #2 (permalink) Thu Oct 29, 2009 20:54 pm   What does 'get my feet wet' mean?
 

Hi Saneta,
When you "get your feet wet," you gain experience or become involved in something.
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What does 'get my feet wet' mean? #3 (permalink) Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:39 am   What does 'get my feet wet' mean?
 

I'd add that "get your feet wet" means to gain your first experience in something or just try to be engaged in something new.
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