never darken someone's door(redirected from never darken someone's doorstep)
never darken (one's) door again
To never return to one's home. Used when referring to an unwelcome visitor. Don't worry, I've made sure that he'll never darken our door again.
never darken someone's dooror
never darken someone's doorstepOLD-FASHIONED
If someone tells you never to darken their door again or never to darken their doorstep again, they are ordering you never to visit them again. The law firm told them to destroy all dossiers and never darken their doorstep again.
never darken someone's door (or doorstep)keep away from someone's home permanently.
1988 Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses They couldn't lock her away in any old folks' home, sent her whole family packing when they dared to suggest it, never darken her doorstep, she told them, cut the whole lot off without a penny or a by your leave.