Definition of grandmother's footsteps in English:
plural noun[treated as singular] British
A children’s game in which one player turns round often and without warning with the aim of catching the other players stealthily creeping up to touch him or her on the back.
- On long summer evenings when I was still very small we would play Grandmother's Footsteps in the garden of his house in north Oxford.
- There's a swimming pool, a bit of grass, and a tree around which the children play Grandmother's Footsteps
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