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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This resulted in the possibility of customers being mis-led by incorrect information being given on the doorstep and over the phone.
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.