under (one's) feet

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under (one's) feet

So physically close to someone as to be a nuisance or obstruction, sometimes literally as a tripping hazard. Usually said of a person or animal. I haven't been able to get any work done today with the kids under my feet asking me to take them to the park. Our puppy always gets under our feet when we're trying to move around the kitchen—it's getting a little dangerous!
See also: feet
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under one's feet

In one's path or in one's way, as in Come on, children, get out from under my feet.
See also: feet
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

under someone's feet

If you complain that someone is under your feet, you are annoyed because they keep getting in your way when you are trying to do something. When you're in the house your parents moan about you always being under their feet. Note: You can also say that someone is out from under your feet if they have gone somewhere else. The new business got him out from under his wife's feet.
See also: feet
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

under your feet

in your way.
See also: feet
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under somebody’s ˈfeet

annoying somebody because you are getting in their way and/or stopping them from working, etc: It’s difficult to do housework with the children under my feet all the time.
See also: feet
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