set foot on


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set foot on

To step on.
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References in classic literature ?
115-122) And as soon as Eilithyia the goddess of sore travail set foot on Delos, the pains of birth seized Leto, and she longed to bring forth; so she cast her arms about a palm tree and kneeled on the soft meadow while the earth laughed for joy beneath.
After all, Passepartout, who had been away from France five years, would not be sorry to set foot on his native soil again.
Little by little the belt of heat contracted, until on the 22nd of August, Barbicane, his colleagues, and the engineer were enabled to set foot on the iron sheet which lay level upon the summit of Stones Hill.
A few weeks later I landed in England, I, who no longer desired to set foot on any land again.
We were the first of the Folk to set foot on the north bank of the river, and, for that matter, I believe the last.
As soon as he set foot on the beach, Pinocchio gave a leap and fell into the water.