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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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"You see!" said Athelney Jones, reappearing down the steps again.
The floor was formed by the rafters, with thin lath-and-plaster between, so that in walking one had to step from beam to beam.
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.
"You are right," said Felton, after having looked at Milady from the spot on which he stood without moving a step toward her.
"Every step, it's you that saves our lives; and do you suppose by any chance that we are going to let you lose yours?
"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!
The team reported that, among older women, taking as few as 4,400 steps per day was significantly associated with a lower risk of death compared to taking 2,700 steps per day.
As at September 1 last year, the salary scale was $78,235 for step 1, $81,736 for step 2 and $85,235.
I decided it was time to consider a set of dog steps that could make it more comfortable for him to move off the bed.
Little steps Carefully done Leaves one confident The battle half-won.
* The ability to micro-step finely in either 250 or 256 increments per step for DS (double step) settings, 1 (full step), 2 (half step), 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256.
SMART Recovery (www.smartrecovery.org) has a four-point program that it calls "incompatible" with the traditional Steps. Rational Recovery (https://rational.org) goes further, advising addicts to avoid recovery groups and substance abuse counselors, who it sees as parr of the problem.
Step 10: Understand Employer Responsibilities Learn the legal steps you need to take to hire employees.