at (one's) doorstep

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at (one's) doorstep

1. Literally, outside one's door. I'm at your doorstep right now—where are you?
2. By extension, one's responsibility. That issue is at the police commissioner's doorstep now. I always hire reputable contractors for my company because I don't want complaints of shoddy construction at my doorstep.
3. Very close to one's location, especially of an unwanted thing that is encroaching. We used to think of it as a skirmish on the frontier, but the war is now at our doorstep. This whole area used to be rural, but with rampant development, the suburbs are at our doorstep.
See also: doorstep

at someone's doorstep

 and on someone's doorstep
Fig. in someone's care; as someone's responsibility. Why do you always have to lay your problems at my doorstep? I shall put this issue on someone else's doorstep. I don't want that problem on my doorstep.
See also: doorstep
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Back near the hotel, myriad other winter recreational pursuits are virtually at one's doorstep, from snowboarding to sleigh rides, ice fall climbing and ice sports including hockey, skating and curling.
With its fresh new look, varied F&B offerings, and shopping with all the leading brands at one's doorstep, the hotel is ideal for the new trends in travel -- from shopping tourism, family travelling including multi-generational travel and the next Generation Z.
One of the most attractive qualities about 32 Sanson is that outdoor activities are right at one's doorstep.
When tragedy arrives at one's doorstep, it's either we draw ourselves closer to God and trust Him for His faithfulness, or we draw ourselves away from Him - perceiving Him as a heartless God, a God that does not exist.
There is a consequent sense of mortality in the poems, the quiet awareness that appreciation of what is left is now the compensation for what is no longer at one's doorstep.
Distance learning offer a multiple benefits for providing education at one's doorstep, including convenience, effectiveness, flexibility, multisensory materials, and equity.
Where there was once a forest or ocean view, now day and night (presumably because of aircraft a light is needed) industrialization is at one's doorstep and visible from many miles away.
This type of person rarely appears at one's doorstep, but rather is fostered and developed in a healthy workplace.
Riedel say that since September 11 the desire to leave the tensions of the outside world at one's doorstep has become stronger than ever.