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mind (or watch) one's step

Definition of mind or watch one's step in English:

Used as a warning to someone to walk or act carefully: you’d better watch your step with him—he’s not as innocent as he looks mind your step—the path’s a bit steep
More example sentences
  • I walk down the hall watching my step so I don't bump into anyone and turn into the next corridor; the food court lies ahead.
  • Tanya went down the stairs, watching her step carefully.
  • When walking, however much you love the city, watch your step as well as looking up at the buildings
be careful, take care, step carefully/cautiously, walk carefully/cautiously, tread carefully/cautiously, exercise care/caution, mind how one goes, look out, watch out, watch oneself, be wary, be circumspect, be chary, take heed, be attentive, be on one's guard, have/keep one's wits about one, be on the qui vive
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