step on (someone's) toes

Definition of step on (someone's) toes

US, informal

  1. :  to do something that upsets or offends (someone) You might step on some important people's toes with this project.

Word by Word Definitions

stepplay
  1. :  a rest for the foot in ascending or descending: such as

    :  one of a series of structures consisting of a riser and a tread

    :  a ladder rung

  1. :  to move by raising the foot and bringing it down elsewhere or by moving each foot in succession

    :  dance

    :  to go on foot :  walk

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

toeplay toes
  1. :  one of the terminal members of the vertebrate foot

    :  the fore end of a foot or hoof

    :  a terminal segment of a limb of an invertebrate

  1. :  to touch, reach, or drive with the toe

    :  to furnish with a toe

    :  to drive (something, such as a nail) obliquely


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