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Tread on one’s toes

DEFINITION

Over-reach. Get in the way. Over-step one’s authority in a situation or business. Same as stepping on one’s toes or shoes, a miscue, an overt assault on one’s status.

“I spoke to the boss about your retirement, I hope I didn’t tread on your toes.”

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