not set foot in (some place)

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not set foot in (some place)

To not enter or travel to some location. Can be an order or a statement of intention. The preposition "in" is dropped if the pronouns "here" or "there" are used. It wasn't me—I've haven't set foot in that building before! Don't ever set foot here again, or I'll have you arrested! I'm not setting foot in that restaurant again, not after the awful meal we had.
See also: foot, not, set
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She said: "Peter Vardy sent a driver to collect the car as I was terrified and wouldn't set foot in it, especially as I had Ava with me.
Claire recalls how, during that time, he wouldn't set foot out of the house.
I have a friend--my age, who grew up in the golden era of shopping malls--who proudly proclaimed this year that he wouldn't set foot in a store, opting instead to do all of his holiday shopping on his laptop.
"We both only just managed to make our belts close but we promised ourselves we wouldn't set foot on another plane until we'd lost weight.
"If I were in their shoes, I wouldn't set foot in Tunisia right now," said Imed Triki, a shopkeeper in Sousse, according to AFP.
"Before I started, I wouldn't set foot in a thrift shop." Now, this vintage convert can be found thrifting in between posing and posting.
I wouldn't set foot in any of their pubs after this.
He said: "All I could think about was all the horrible theme bars which most young Scottish people wouldn't set foot in."
Some people wouldn't set foot beyond the front door without a cell phone with GPS capability or a built-in navigation system in their car.
'I wouldn't set foot outside the door for months on end.
"I haven't flown since, but I do intend to ( I can understand the people who said they wouldn't set foot in a plane again though.
It is a perspective that should not be missed because for too long the Tees was a horribly polluted waterway you wouldn't set foot near unless you wanted to go home glowing neon.
Following the inquiry, Watling said she wouldn't set foot in the Fort McMurray hospital again.
COLIN MacIntyre once wouldn't set foot on stage unless he was sitting inside a giant papier mache dog.
I wouldn't set foot outside my house without make-up and decent clothes on."
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