at (one's) doorstep

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at (one's) doorstep

1. Literally, outside one's door. I'm at your doorstep right now—where are you?
2. By extension, one's responsibility. That issue is at the police commissioner's doorstep now. I always hire reputable contractors for my company because I don't want complaints of shoddy construction at my doorstep.
3. Very close to one's location, especially of an unwanted thing that is encroaching. We used to think of it as a skirmish on the frontier, but the war is now at our doorstep. This whole area used to be rural, but with rampant development, the suburbs are at our doorstep.
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at someone's doorstep

 and on someone's doorstep
Fig. in someone's care; as someone's responsibility. Why do you always have to lay your problems at my doorstep? I shall put this issue on someone else's doorstep. I don't want that problem on my doorstep.
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According to the Health Department, the polio teams will administer polio drops at door step while 204 mobile health teams have been set up to achieve the target.
RAWALPINDI -- Rate List Message Service (RLMS) has been provided to the citizens of Rawalpindi at door step to facilitate them to check the rates of food items and essential commodities through this service.