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step

1. informal The same pace or rhythm as someone or something else. Used with the prepositions "in" or "out of." My date kept dancing out of step with me throughout our entire prom. It was so embarrassing! Come on, man, you need to be in step with the bass and drums.
2. informal Agreement or accordance. Used with the prepositions "in" or "out of." You really need to get in step with the priorities of this company. You work for us, not for yourself. Making a sexist statement like that just proves how much he is out of step with the views of modern society.

step on (one's) toes

To insult, offend, or upset one, especially by getting involved in something that is one's responsibility. I want to help John out on his project, but I know it's his baby, so I don't want to step on his toes in any way. Look, you're going to have to step on a few peoples' toes if you want to get ahead in this business.
See also: on, step, toe
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

step

/tread on (someone's) toes
To hurt, offend, or encroach on the feelings, actions, or province of.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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