land on one's feet

land on one's feet also land on both feet  {v. phr.},  {informal}
To get yourself out of trouble without damage or injury and sometimes with a gain; be successful no matter what happens.
No matter what trouble he gets into, he always seems to land on his feet.
Mary lost her first job because she was always late to work, but she landed on her feet and soon had a better job.
Categories: informal verb