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Land on one’s feet


Unsinkable; able to accept adversity and continue on. The phrase suggests that you have been kicked off a horse or thrown out of a vehicle but nevertheless you land on your feet and keep progressing forward.  (Compare to Never say die or Came up smelling like roses.)

He lost his job, but immediately found a new job; so, he’s a guy that can always land on his feet.”


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