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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Since long ago, we Koreans have known how to express our unlimited respect for "seuseung," by saying, "We don't set foot even on the shadow of our teachers."
"If they are found capable, we will deregister them and make sure they don't set foot on public or private schools," she said.
In 2012, Greg Abbott caused a stir when he issued this warning to international election observers: Don't set foot inside Texas polling places.
But if you don't set foot on these trains you must have had it with my banging on about the lack of plug sockets, and tweeting pictures of delight when I find one - after all, what's the big deal?
My Voice, featuring Billy Bragg, and This Girl is Taking Bets, with Joan As Policewoman also work a treat, but Don't Set Foot Over The Railway, featuring John Cooper Clarke, is a rare misstep.
"Some students, while not all, don't set foot into an opticians until they actually start their pre-registration period, which can be quite daunting," she added.
Don't set foot on the piste without adequate insurance - ensure the policy covers the right activities eg going off-piste, snow-parks, sledging and snowmobiling.
These areas, where security forces don't set foot for fear of terrorist attacks, are places where the PKK can act most freely in Turkey.
Most people I know don't set foot in Manor on the busiest shopping day of the week.
In the 4/26/06 issue of the New York Times, food writer Marian Burros writes that the book cautions supermarket shoppers who are worried about obesity and health to stick with the perimeter, avoid processed foods, and "Don't set foot in the center aisles."
-- If you are a candidate for president or thinking about being a candidate for president let me give you a little advice: Don't set foot in early primary voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina unless you know who you are and what you are about.
Like it or not, children who come from what used to be known as ``good homes'' are going to be higher achievers at school than those who don't set foot in a classroom from one year to the next except perhaps to give the teacher a thrashing.
She now lives in Surrey but her father's relatives in Wishaw, Lanarkshire have told her: "Don't set foot in Scotland again."
Poetry remains a passion - witness the spoken Don't Set Foot Over The Railway Track on the As If EP and talk of a couple appearing on her next album - but the combination of Stonier's suggestions and her parents' split turned her craft towards songwriting.
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