step off the curb

step off the curb

in. to die. (Alludes to stepping out in front of a vehicle that causes one’s death.) Ralph almost stepped off the curb during his operation.
See also: curb, off, step
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But as they get older, and they are no longer with an adult, it is important to teach them that walking safely goes far beyond looking both ways before they step off the curb.
I could step off the curb and break my ankle tomorrow - so you can't think about things like that.
Broadway would step off the curb when cars were outside that range, and drivers who didn't stop for him at the intersection were quickly pulled over.
So put together your plan, convince yourself to step off the curb, become hopelessly committed and get ready for the ride of your life
Taking that step off the curb always seems safer when the light says it's OK.
Chief Hayes said pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way and drivers must stop "when they step off the curb.
None of us knows when we might step off the curb in front of a bus and then not be able to make a decision," she said.
Often as I swing the walker down over the curb carefully, right on target to I can steady myself on it the very moment the rubber-tipped legs touch the side-walk as I step off the curb, a worried, extremely anxious passerby will frantically stretch out a hand and lay it on the walker (while it is still in mid-air).
They step off the curb while on the cell phone and rarely look over their shoulders to see if oncoming traffic will yield.
May 28, marchers will step off the curb onto Main Street in front of the Senior Center, hold their heads up, and walk 1.
So if you step off the curb on a flashing or steady "Don't walk," you are in violation of the law.
If you step off the curb when the sign says "Walk" you will not be ticketed.
This is something most pedestrians don't even think about as they step off the curb without even looking.
Share had walked into the crosswalk on a green light holding up her stop-sign paddle and motioned for the third- and fourth-graders to step off the curb.