tread on the toes of (someone)

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Definition of tread on the toes of (someone)

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

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“Tread on the toes of (someone).” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tread%20on%20the%20toes%20of%20(someone). Accessed 22 January 2020.

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