find\ one's\ ---

find\ one's\ ---
v. phr.
To become able to use (some power of the body or mind.)

In the program for the parents, John was nervous and could not speak at first; then he found his tongue.

The young bird had just found its wings.

The baby was just beginning to find his feet.

The question surprised him, and it was a minute before he found his tongue.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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