Definition of tread on the toes of (someone)British, informal
- You might tread on the toes of some important people with this project.
: to step or walk on or over
: to walk or proceed along : follow
: to form by treading : beat
: the part of a wheel or tire that makes contact with a road or rail
: the pattern of ridges or grooves made or cut in the face of a tire
: the part of a shoe or boot sole that touches the ground
: 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
: to touch, reach, or drive with the toe
: to furnish with a toe
: to drive (something, such as a nail) obliquely
: some person : somebody
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