baby step

noun
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of baby step

: a very small step or advance in progress
  • These companies can create products that take a real leap forward, rather than the traditional baby steps that larger companies with greater commitments must make.
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baby-step

play \ˈbā-bē-ˌstep\ verb, transitive + intransitive, baby-stepped; baby-stepping
    • … after the 2-1 victory that baby-stepped the sixth-place Rangers within four points of the first-place Devils …
    • —Larry Brooks
    • "This is murder," John Chaney had said in that ever-raspy voice as he baby-stepped toward the court Thursday night. "My feet are killing me."
    • —Tom Archdeacon

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First Known Use of baby step

1825


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