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watch one's step

 
1. be careful of one's walking or stepping. It's slippery here. Watch your step.
2. Fig. to act with care and caution so as not to make a mistake or offend someone. John had better watch his step with the new boss. He won't put up with his lateness. Mary was told by the teacher to watch her step and stop missing classes.
See also: step, watch

watch your step

to be careful in a situation that could be dangerous You have to watch your step when you're dealing with him, as he has an awful temper.
Related vocabulary: watch your back
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watch your step

to make sure that you do not say or do anything that causes you to get into trouble He'd better watch his step if he wants to carry on working here.
See watch with an eagle eye, mind p's and q's, Mind step
See also: step, watch