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.
See also: foot, not, set
References in classic literature ?
I dare not set foot on the staircase here, for if I do so I am stared at, and pointed at, and spoken about in the most horrible manner.
"For that very reason," said Don Quixote, "I will not set foot in Saragossa; and by that means I shall expose to the world the lie of this new history writer, and people will see that I am not the Don Quixote he speaks of."
I will have nothing to do with your Pushkin, and your daughter shall not set foot in my house!"
Ha--send for the horses, pack the carriages, I'll not set foot in this man's house again!'
King Fred flies out to India with England's one-day squad for the Champions Trophy tonight, and he will not set foot on English soil again until February if they get past the group stage.
Fergie has not set foot inside Highgrove for seven years after bitterness with Charles over his split from Princess Diana.
Friends believe the 60-year-old has not set foot inside his derelict farmhouse since being jailed for killing 16-year-old burglar Fred Barras.
Kate had not set foot in Britain for almost five months after the Mirror showed her snorting cocaine at a West London recording studio in September.
Kate had not set foot in Britain for almost five months after the Mirror showed video stills of her snorting cocaine at a West London recording studio in September.
Mr Martin, who has not set foot in Bleak House since his release, hardly used electricity when he lived there.
Minority Leader Elias Otieno said Elachi was an outsider and a stranger who should not set foot in the assembly.
He may not set foot in the two barangays without seeking their or the municipal hall's permission.
class="MsoNormalThis means Ms Wambui will not set foot at their matrimonial home in Nakuru.
I know a lot more who have not set foot to go and watch them play, other than on TV.
Keegan will not set foot inside St James' Park again until the club is under new ownership.
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