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!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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