under (one's) feet

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under (one's) feet

So physically close to someone as to be a nuisance or obstruction, sometimes literally as a tripping hazard. Usually said of a person or animal. I haven't been able to get any work done today with the kids under my feet asking me to take them to the park. Our puppy always gets under our feet when we're trying to move around the kitchen—it's getting a little dangerous!
See also: feet

under one's feet

In one's path or in one's way, as in Come on, children, get out from under my feet.
See also: feet