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.
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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.
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He said that citizens could place order via internet and get nursery at their door step.
Manned and operated by the company's authorized dealers across the states, this facility will provide service and spare parts solutions to the customers at their door step, to reduce the time and effort taken to travel to the service centers.
He said that latest machinery was being provided at all basic health centre to provide best health facilities to masses at their door step.
For the first time the residents of Islamabad have been provided with complaint redressal facility at their door step, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Mohammad Asim Khan said that it is need of the hour to facilitate the masses at their door step.
In their brief chat with the local media men, they said that camp was arranged to provide best medi-care facilities free of cost to the people of far flung mountainous areas at their door step.
Plastic bags are being distributed among all citizens at their door step.
It is pertinent to mention here that the household level solid waste collection through Bio-Degradable bags will not help the WSSP in cleaning the area but the residents will also be facilitated as the solid waste will be collected at their door step.
Mohammad Saeed Wednesday said that government was taking all necessary steps to provide basic amenities of life to the people at their door step and was determined to take all measures to raise standard of living of people.
Now 80 per cent of the problems being faced by power consumers will be resoilved at their door step," the JI lawmaker said, adding his party would never leave the Maidan residents alone during troubles as they had voted to it during general and local government elections.
The NADRA authority has appealed to the people to get their CNIC at their door step during the above mentioned period.
They thanked Fata secretariat officials providing them health facilities and free medicines at their door step and asked them initiate such kind of useful camps on monthly basis.
He said that the completion of the electricity schemes would facilitate the people at their door step.
Khalid Latif to evolve a mechanism, with Provincial Organization with a view of simplify the procedure and speedy disbursement of Zakat-Fund to the beneficiaries at their door step without charges.
Similarly, it would enable farmers get advisory at their door step.