Stand on (one’s) own two feet

Do you know the English expression “to stand on (one’s) own two feet“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Neil: Do you still give your son money?

Abby: No, he is working now. He has to stand on his own two feet.

Does it mean:

a) stand up

b) be independent

c) work hard

d) make a lot of money

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) be independent