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
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It was all going so well until Theresa May stubbed her toe on something and there we were, a rockhard lump of pure embuggerance, going "Cooeee!
Her dog was sick she stubbed her toe she had locked her keys in the car and top things off when she tried to call the locksmith her telephone started acting up I kind of wanted to laugh but thought better of it Seems all she really needed was an outlet and I provided that by just listening
And when she stubbed her toe, the germs were knocked loose, causing the infection that killed her.
And when she stubbed her toe, the poison was knocked free."
But she was in the mood for revealing more details of her physical well-being and told me that she had stubbed her toe on a broken pavement in the town centre.