step on the toes of (someone)

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Definition of step on the toes of (someone)

US, informal
: to do something that upsets or offends (someone) You might step on the toes of some important people with this project.

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“Step on the toes of (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/step%20on%20the%20toes%20of%20%28someone%29. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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