step\ on\ one's\ toes

step\ on\ one's\ toes
• step on one's toes
• step on the toes of
• tread on one's toes
• tread on the toes of
v. phr.
To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else.

If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes.

Mary is pretty, and she often treads on the toes of the girls by stealing their boyfriend.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • step on one's toes — or[tread on one s toes] {v. phr.} To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else. * /If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes./ * /Mary is pretty, and she often treads on the toes of the girls by… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step on one's toes — or[tread on one s toes] {v. phr.} To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else. * /If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes./ * /Mary is pretty, and she often treads on the toes of the girls by… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step on one's toes — do something that embarrasses or offends someone else He stepped on a lot of people s toes at work and now has many enemies …   Idioms and examples

  • tread\ on\ one's\ toes — • step on one s toes • step on the toes of • tread on one s toes • tread on the toes of v. phr. To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else. If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes. Mary is pretty,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • step\ on\ the\ toes\ of — • step on one s toes • step on the toes of • tread on one s toes • tread on the toes of v. phr. To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else. If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes. Mary is pretty,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • step — step1 W2S2 [step] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(movement)¦ 2¦(action)¦ 3¦(in a process)¦ 4¦(stair)¦ 5¦(distance)¦ 6¦(sound)¦ 7¦(dancing)¦ 8 in step 9 out of step 10 watch your step …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • step — step1 W2S2 [step] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(movement)¦ 2¦(action)¦ 3¦(in a process)¦ 4¦(stair)¦ 5¦(distance)¦ 6¦(sound)¦ 7¦(dancing)¦ 8 in step 9 out of step 10 watch your step …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tread\ on\ the\ toes\ of — • step on one s toes • step on the toes of • tread on one s toes • tread on the toes of v. phr. To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else. If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes. Mary is pretty,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tread on the toes of — or[tread on one s toes] See: STEP ON THE TOES OF or STEP ON ONE S TOES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tread on the toes of — or[tread on one s toes] See: STEP ON THE TOES OF or STEP ON ONE S TOES …   Dictionary of American idioms

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