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step

/tread on (someone's) toes
To hurt, offend, or encroach on the feelings, actions, or province of.
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In due time it backed up to the door with much gong-clanging, and the capable young medico, in his white linen coat, ready, active, confident, with his smooth face half debonair, half grim, danced up the steps.
Diavolo!" he exclaimed, "I forgot the recommendation of De Comminges, who advised me to take a guard and place it at this door, in order not to put myself at the mercy of that four-headed combination of devils." And with a movement of impatience he turned to retrace his steps.
"Well, well, if it was fastened the steps could have nothing to do with the matter.
Ah, of course, here is a hole in the roof." With great activity, considering his bulk, he sprang up the steps and squeezed through into the garret, and immediately afterwards we heard his exulting voice proclaiming that he had found the trap-door.
"You see!" said Athelney Jones, reappearing down the steps again.
But I'll go as far with you as I dare go, and a step beyond, for I'll have my wig sorted by the captain or I'm mistaken!
But this time Milady lent a more attentive ear than the first, and she heard their steps die away in the distance of the corridor.
Before she went to bed she had pondered, analyzed, turned on all sides, examined on all points, the words, the steps, the gestures, the signs, and even the silence of her interlocutors; and of this profound, skillful, and anxious study the result was that Felton, everything considered, appeared the more vulnerable of her two persecutors.
By what light there was, he would see Alan standing, like a dark shadow, on the steps; the three witnesses were hidden quite out of his view; so that there was nothing to alarm an honest man in his own house.
Halting for an instant at the foot of the ladder, and with both hands grasping the ornamental knobs of the man-ropes, Father Mapple cast a look upwards, and then with a truly sailorlike but still reverential dexterity, hand over hand, mounted the steps as if ascending the main-top of his vessel.
Step 3: Keep turning to the right and place your left hand on the floor or on a support on the inside of your right foot (Revolved Triangle Pose).
Step 2--Then ask what information will give us an answer or indication we are or are not on the road to success.
According to the scientific method, the very first step in an investigation is to identify the problem.
In return for their donation sponsors got to name a step and those flying the flag for Teesside include step 165 the Lincoln Family Redcar and step 14 which has been named after Nell the Sheepdog from Moorsholm.
Read on to learn how Brent followed the steps of the scientific method to create a high-speed and environmentally friendly dragster.