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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Visiting the camp, Commandant FC Loralai, Col Sharyar Farooq Lodhi, lauded the significant role of FC and said the FC did not let the people alone at any natural disaster and serving them at their door step.
During visit to the hospital, the District Nazim also approved an amount of Rs.20 million from the district government's budget for the purchase of X-ray and ultra-sound plant at the cost to provide medical and laboratory facilities to people at their door step. The District Nazim was also accompanied by member KP Assembly, Arbab Jehandad.
ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Sunday that Punjab Local Government Act 2019 would bring a revolution through resolving problems of the masses at their door step and would ensure availability of resources at grass roots level.
Balochistan Government is endeavoring to provide modern health facilities to the poor people at their door step, reported by Radio Pakistan.
has been made available to them at their door step.
He said that the federal and the provincial governments were not interested in solving the problems of the masses at their door step for which the local bodies were the best system.
Niazi said that law enforcement agencies and institutions were being guided by media highlights adding that though Badin district is peaceful district of Sindh but we are holding open public gathering in all towns and cities of district amid to provide justice to the public at their door step. He stressed that people to come up with thier complaints and all can easily can lodge thier complaints against culprits specially narcotics dealers around the district.
According to a notification issued by the provincial government, after restoration of peace in tribal districts, the shifting of government offices to these districts was very important for development of the area and solution to the people problems at their door step.
Sanam Gul said that Greenstar with support of KFW was providing medical service to people at their door step.
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.
The MNA in his address said it was responsibility of the government to provide basic amenities of life to 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.
He said PTI's politics was to serve the people and provide them all basic necessities at their door step, adding that PTI would come up to the expectations of the masses.
He said all basic facilities would be provided at the trauma center with the help of provincial government as the government was determined to facilitate the people at their door step.
The DC expressed that health, education and safe drinking water facilitation would be provided to the people at their door step in the far flung area of the district.