[Motivation]
바닷물에 발을 담글때의 느낌을 상상해보라…
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우리는 이 프로세스를 아주 천.천.히 한다. 왜?
엄청 차가울수도 있고, 또 뜨거울수도 있고,  막 들어갔다간 심장마비 걸릴 수도 있기때문이다.
이처럼 우리는 무엇이든 처음할때는(특히 한번도 경험하지 않은 것은) 천천히 조심스럽게 하는데, 이런 현상을 나타내는 영어 표현이있다.
한국어로 대응하는 표현이 없기 때문에, 그냥 느낌 자체로 이해해야한다.
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[Phrase]
get one’s feet wet
  • [Definition] to get a little first-time experience with something.
[From Movies & TV Shows]
  • You need to get your feet wet. Get some clinical experience under your belt. (Northern Exposure)
  • Yeah, a little bread and butter crime’ll be the perfect thing to get your feet wet. (CSI)
  • He’ll help you get your feet wet. (Forever Knigh)
  • Just kind of getting my feet wet with different things. (Welcome To Sweden)
  • I’m just getting my feet wet trying to catch up. (No Way Out)
[From News]
  • We got our feet wet at the start, crossing Terlingua Creek, a Rio Grande tributary, then hiked uphill and down into the canyon itself. (NYT)
  • “I’m excited she’s getting her feet wet,” Dragila said. “This is a great opportunity for her to see what the professional side is all about.” (NYT)
  • “It was for people who just want to get their feet wet with volunteering”, she said. (NYT)
[From Twitter]
  • just enough to get my feet wet but not enough to let me drown.
  • My first writing job was reviewing foot spas for a website. I was just getting my feet wet.
  • Coding is like an ocean. Learning HTML & CSS is a great way to get your feet wet.
[Video]
  • but I got my feet wet doing this

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