stub (one's) toe

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stub (one's) toe

To forcefully and accidentally jam a single toe against a hard surface or object. I couldn't walk for nearly 10 minutes after stubbing my big toe. We're always stubbing our toes on this darn coffee table!
See also: stub, toe
References in classic literature ?
They manage the murder part of it all right, and then stub their toes on the body problem.
Most popular of these new groups will be Survivors of Abusive Weather and Circle for People Who Frequently Stub Their Toes.
We need to win at least five of our last seven and hope some teams ahead of us stub their toes,'' Peterson said.
Quite often, they stub their toes and fail, but we encourage them to continue and get past their mistakes until they succeed.