toes, tread on one's

toes, tread on one's
 Annoy one (usu. by indiscreet action infringing one's prerogatives)

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  • 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

  • tread on one's toes — do something that offends someone I don t want to tread on her toes because she is the most powerful supervisor in this company …   Idioms and examples

  • tread on one's toes — phrasal to give offense (as by encroaching on one s rights or feelings) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tread on one's toes — phrasal : to give offense (as by wounding in a tender spot or encroaching on one s rights, privileges, or feelings) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • tread — v. & n. v. (trod; trodden or trod) 1 intr. (often foll. by on) a set down one s foot; walk or step (do not tread on the grass; trod on a snail). b (of the foot) be set down. 2 tr. a walk on. b (often foll. by down) press or crush with the feet. 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tread — treader, n. /tred/, v., trod, trodden or trod, treading, n. v.i. 1. to set down the foot or feet in walking; step; walk. 2. to step, walk, or trample so as to press, crush, or injure something (usually fol. by on or upon): to tread on a person s… …   Universalium

  • tread — verb (past trod; past participle trodden or trod) 1》 walk in a specified way.     ↘(tread on) chiefly Brit. set one s foot down on top of.     ↘walk on or along. 2》 press down or crush with the feet. noun 1》 a manner or the sound of walking. 2》… …   English new terms dictionary

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