put one foot in front of the other

put one foot in front of the other

1. To walk continuously, deliberately, and carefully. I know it's dark out, so just take your time and put one foot in front of the other.
2. To do something in a deliberate, careful, and proper manner. There will be a few thorny legal issues to deal with while we navigate this merger, so we just have to put one foot in front of the other. I know it's tough setting up your own business, but keep putting one foot in front of the other.
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put one foot in front of the other

 
1. Lit. to walk deliberately. I was so tired that I could hardly even put one foot in front of the other. She was putting one foot in front of the other so carefully that I thought she must be ill.
2. Fig. to do things carefully and in their proper order. Let's do it right now. Just put one foot in front of the other. One thing at a time. All I need to do is put one foot in front of the other. Everything else will take care of itself.
See also: foot, front, of, one, other, put
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