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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.
And with a movement of impatience he turned to retrace his steps.
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.
said Athelney Jones, reappearing down the steps again.
Well, Silver," replied the doctor, "if that is so, I'll go one step further: look out for squalls when you find it.
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
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.
While they're wider than the others we tested, the rise to the first step is higher and neither Cody nor Zak (the Beagle-mix) were comfortable getting up these steps.
First-year teachers begin on step one, and they move up one step each subsequent year until their 12th year.
8 : a short distance <The house is only a step away.
Step 3: Shift hips a few inches to the right as your sacrum comes to rest into the palm of your right hand only.
Step 2--Then ask what information will give us an answer or indication we are or are not on the road to success.
Step two: Seek the advice of legal counsel to avoid potential litigation
Censeo then took it a step further and added their own criteria related to the probability of rapid success, used their own protocols to group PSC/FSC data, and presented their results.
This seven-step process is valuable in large part because each step along the way is clearly identifiable, making it easy to stay on track to complete an exit plan.