Idioms: get your feet wet

Today’s idiom is:


Mary had never played tennis, so she took a lesson to get her feet wet.

Since we don’t play tennis in the water, how did Mary get her feet wet?

We use this idiom to say: try something for the first time; have a new experience

This expression has been in use since the 1500s.  If a swimmer is not sure they want to get in the water, they dip in their toes, getting their feet wet to get used to the water.

If you’re wondering if accent therapy is right for you, you might get your feet wet by trying the free screening.

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