under foot


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under foot

1. Literally underneath one's feet. Be careful, there are some fire ants under foot.
2. In one's way; acting as an obstacle. Can you take the kids outside? I can't get a thing done with all of them under foot. I tried to get some cleaning done today, but with the dog under foot, I wasn't very productive.
See also: foot

under foot

If people, especially children, are under foot, they are in your way. She wrote in the River Court house with neighbourhood children swarming under foot. Note: You can say that people are out from under foot to mean that they are no longer in someone's way. Peter guessed he might as well get out from under foot.
See also: foot