mind (one's) step

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mind (one's) step

1. Literally, to look where one is placing one's foot while walking, running, hiking, etc. This trail hasn't been maintained very well by the park, so watch your step.
2. By extension, to be wary of or cautious about what one does while in a tense, dangerous, or delicate situation. Though she's renowned for her tough stance and bold, direct talk, she'll need to watch her step now that she's dealing with leaders from around the world.
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mind (or watch) your step

be careful.
See also: mind, step