Doing something for the first time, first experience of something

Etymology:

  • The expression originated in the 16th century. We know a frightened swimmer hesitates to get into the water and slowly tries to get the feet wet in order to get used to and test the water and then can dive in easily once ready. The expression can be used in the same way, you want to get your feet wet
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Although James had no knowledge of the game before, he insisted on getting his feet wet.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Modified by Steveywonderful1 on May 09, 2021

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بلل قدميك

moja tus pies

se mouiller les pieds

basahi kakimu

bagnati i piedi

bli føttene våte

弄濕你的腳

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