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.
See also: doorstep
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The CEO said teams have also be set up to monitor the camps daily as Punjab government is committed to provide best health care facilities to the residents at their doorstep.
Summary: DUBAI - Visa has partnered with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, or NBAD, to make it easier for UAE shoppers to shop online at US merchants and have their purchases delivered right at their doorstep.
Women either "heard a great noise" from within their house and rushed to the door to look out, or they were already at their doorstep, shaking out laundry, sweeping, or otherwise busying themselves about necessary household business.
Perhaps women did not spend as much time at their doorsteps as the depositions would lead us to believe.
ISLAMABAD -- Like other parts of Punjab, the high-tech 'Police Mobile Khidmat Markaz' begin services in Khanewal district in order to facilitate citizens living in far flung areas at their doorsteps.
He said that the people would get their certificates of marriage, death and domicile at their doorsteps and need not visit to different departments.
He said the people would get their certificates at their doorsteps through E-Khidmat Markaz and Pakistan Post.
Special mobile medical teams have been organized which are visiting all the villages of NWA to provide free treatment to the tribals at their doorsteps. It may also be mentioned that provision of latest medical facilities at the doorsteps of tribesmen has been given top priority since the resumption of TDPs return to their native areas.
RPO directed the police officers to utilize all resources for provision of justice to the ailing humanity at their doorsteps.
In the said camps thousands of people got free medical treatment in the form of free medicines and diagnostic tests at their doorsteps. The camps are arranged frequently in far flung areas of FATA where there is lack of health facilities, sources said.