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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But I bet the twisty gets are the first ones there when they've stubbed their toes!" Lisa J Southward: "We are so lucky to have such a facility on our doorstep."
It's almost as if its irritable writers have, collectively, arrived at their desks having stubbed their toes when getting out of the wrong side of their beds.
Elsewhere in Birmingham, other people stubbed their toes, burnt their toast, missed their trains, forgot business appointments, got a parking ticket, lost contracts and had a generally bad day.
Much larger businesses have stubbed their toes trying to market consumer products in the region.