to put your feet up

Idiom Definition

"to put your feet up"

to rest or relax

Idiom Definition - to put your feet up


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to put your feet up

It is Sam's big day.  The marathon that he has been training for all year is today.  Sam's weight is perfect.  He feels great as he lines up on the starting line for the big race.  Three hours later, Sam has finished running the marathon and feels fantastic, although a little tired.  There is no rest for Sam as he must attend a press conference and then a party. 

By the time Sam gets home, do you think that all he will want to do is put his feet up?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to put your feet up

You got up at five o´clock this morning.  You stopped at the gym and exercised for an hour on the way to work.  You worked hard all day.  The boss asked you to stay late to finish an important job.  Traffic was terrible on the way home.  You have finally arrived home at 9pm.

All you want to do is put your feet up at the end of a long day.

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to put your feet up - Gerund Form:

Putting your feet up for a few minutes at the end of a long day can rejuvenate a person.

to put your feet up - Examples:

1)  I put my feet up at the end of a long day.

2)  You put your feet up when you are tired.

3)  He puts his feet up for a few minutes every day at lunchtime.

4)  She puts her feet up after the children are in bed.

5)  The campaign committee puts its collective feet up on the morning of elections.

6)  We put our feet up after a long football match.

7)  You (all) put your feet up whenever it is possible to take a short rest.

8)  They put their feet up and relax together after a day at work.

9)  I'm sleeping fine just exhausted when I finish work and put my feet up.

10)  This weekend, however, I've been able to really put my feet up.

11) It is nice to put my feet up with a cuppa and a couple of biscuits and literally take a break. 

12)  So, I bought a big house. Came here, put my feet up, and thought I be a dad like all the other dads.

13)  It's now time to put my feet up and read the papers -- all history now, of course.

14) On Friday evening I forced myself to put my feet up and dig out a bag of wool, knitting needles and knitting pattern. 

15)  They can put their feet up knowing London did itself, and the Olympics, proud.

16)  The number expecting to put their feet up between the ages of 56 and 60 has fallen every year.

17) While the rest of the guys had the chance to put their feet up for a few days, I was just itching to get back playing. 

18)  People don't come here to put their feet up and collect welfare.

19)  Michael Holmes helps them decide whether to relax and put their feet up or to launch themselves into the cut-throat world of property development.

20)  Think the President will put his feet up now that he's been voted in? Not likely.