What does “”get feet wet” mean?

When someone says “get your feet wet” it basically means to get familiar with something by starting out with something simple. It’s used in a lot of different contexts – for instance, when someone is starting a new job and their boss gives them a simple assignment, the boss may say “You can get your feet wet with this assignment.”

The phrase “get your feet wet” was originated by the fact that when people are learning to swim, the very first thing they have to do is “get their feet wet” by stepping into the pool.

Here’s an example of it’s usage:

“Get feet wet” In a Sentence

Joe: "I don't know how to play tennis at all."

Bob: "Why don't you get your feet wet by
 just hitting the ball against the wall first."

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