set foot on (something or some place)

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set foot on (something or some place)

To physically board something or travel to some place. As soon as I set foot on that train, I knew I'd never see my hometown again. It was her very first time setting foot on foreign shores.
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set foot somewhere

COMMON If you set foot somewhere, you physically go there. I never expected to set foot on British soil again. Poor kid, he thought, little did she know what lay ahead of her even before she set foot on foreign soil. I am not letting anyone else set foot outside this house.
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set foot on

(or in) enter; go into
The phrase is usually used in negatives or questions.
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set foot on

To step on.
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