on the doorstep


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on the doorstep

Very close to one's location or home. We used to think of it as a skirmish on the frontier, but the war is now on the doorstep. This is a wonderful place to live, with these gorgeous mountains right on the doorstep.
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on the/your ˈdoorstep

very near your/somebody’s home: It’s easy to be concerned with problems across the other side of the world and not see the poverty and unhappiness on your own doorstep.
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We would always urge people to think twice before buying products or services on the doorstep and not make snap decisions.
I was conned on the doorstep, there's no doubt about that," said Mr Cartwright.