get under feet

get under feet
get under (someone's) feet be under (your) feet - if someone is under your feet, they annoy you because they are always near you in a way that makes it difficult for you to do something.

Why don't you ask Kelly to sit in the other room for a while? That way she won't keep getting under my feet.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • get under someone's feet — get under (someone s) feet be under (your) feet if someone is under your feet, they annoy you because they are always near you in a way that makes it difficult for you to do something. Why don t you ask Kelly to sit in the other room for a while? …   New idioms dictionary

  • get your feet under the table — get (your) feet under the table British to become familiar with and confident in a new job or situation. It s better to wait until you ve got your feet firmly under the table before you make any big changes …   New idioms dictionary

  • get your feet under the table —    to achieve a comfortable or desired situation    The phrase was in common use of servicemen stationed far from home in the Second World War when some local family offered them frequent hospitality, often resulting from courtship with a… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • be under feet — be under (your) feet if someone is under your feet, they annoy you because they are always near you in a way that makes it difficult for you to do something. The children have been under my feet all morning so I haven t been able to get any work… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get feet under the table — get (your) feet under the table British to become familiar with and confident in a new job or situation. It s better to wait until you ve got your feet firmly under the table before you make any big changes …   New idioms dictionary

  • get — [ get ] (past tense got [ gat ] ; past participle gotten [ gatn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 obtain/receive ▸ 2 become/start to be ▸ 3 do something/have something done ▸ 4 move to/from ▸ 5 progress in activity ▸ 6 fit/put something in a place ▸ 7 understand… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • not let the grass grow under feet — (not) let the grass grow under (your) feet to not waste time by delaying doing something. We can t let the grass grow under our feet we ve really got to get going with this project …   New idioms dictionary

  • let the grass grow under feet — (not) let the grass grow under (your) feet to not waste time by delaying doing something. We can t let the grass grow under our feet we ve really got to get going with this project …   New idioms dictionary

  • under the table —    1. very drunk    You are supposed to end up there after dropping senseless from your chair. Now used figuratively:     I ll drink you under the table, Max. Be warned. (Deighton, 1981 he was suggesting that Max would become drunk first)    See… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • under your feet — chiefly Brit : in the way : ↑underfoot I can t get any work done with those kids under my feet. • • • Main Entry: ↑foot * * * under your ˈfeet idiom in the way; stopping you from working, etc …   Useful english dictionary

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