not set foot in (some place)

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not set foot in (some place)

To not enter or travel to some location. Can be an order or a statement of intention. The preposition "in" is dropped if the pronouns "here" or "there" are used. It wasn't me—I've haven't set foot in that building before! Don't ever set foot here again, or I'll have you arrested! I'm not setting foot in that restaurant again, not after the awful meal we had.
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BRAD Pitt has told how he loves to take his kids travelling around the world - because he didn't set foot on a plane until he was 25.
Ridley didn't set foot on the field until there was 9:55 left in the first half, the supposed lead back taking a back seat to LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden.
Philip Hobbs's horse didn't set foot on a racecourse until the age of six in February 2009, but he did win an Irish point-to-point in March the year before that.
The EUR360,000 son of Pivotal didn't set foot on a racecourse till April last year, where he finished a promising fifth, beaten two lengths in the Wood Ditton over a mile at Newmarket.
Our top two earners didn't set foot on a university campus on the way to making big money in athletics.
"I didn't set foot in the gym and instead I went off shopping in Oxford Street.
"There was no crowd control and while Davy Southern and the boys celebrated in style after the late winner I didn't set foot out of the dug-out which isn't like me.
AI didn't set foot in a racecourse until I was actually racing and that was Market Rasen in 1976 so it's pretty special to me.
I didn't set foot in a gym until I did Pearl Harbor and was made to."
The bloke on the bench with the miserable face who didn't set foot on the pitch in five games.
Yet Simon Shaw didn't set foot on the pitch throughout the competition.
The son of Montjeu didn't set foot on a racecourse until September when he finished fourth over seven furlongs on heavy ground at the Curragh.
Quarterback Tom Brady, receivers Randy Moss and Wes Welker, linebacker Mike Vrabel, safeties Rodney Harrison and James Sanders, and cornerback Ellis Hobbs also didn't set foot on the FieldTurf.
However, though the scenes might look as though they were filmed in the Highlands, the stars and the cameras didn't set foot north of the border.
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