mind (one's) step

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mind (one's) step

1. Literally, to attentively look where one is placing one's feet while walking, running, etc. This trail hasn't been maintained very well by the park, so mind your step.
2. By extension, to be wary of or cautious about what one does while in a tense, dangerous, or delicate situation. Though she's renowned for her tough stance and bold, direct talk, she'll need to mind her step now that she's dealing with leaders from around the world.
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mind (or watch) your step

be careful.
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mind/watch your ˈstep


1 walk carefully: Mind your step, it’s wet there.
2 behave or act carefully: You’ve got to watch your step with Simon. He gets angry very quickly.
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To stop traffic in Stockholm, one has merely to look at a crosswalk, never mind step into it.
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Needs rain to run but will not mind step back in trip and has improved for debut win.