offend someone by encroaching on their area of responsibility: I have no wish to tread on the toes of colleagues with local interests
Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Pull her aside and ask her to agree to a secret code word or signal (a scratch of the nose) that says, ‘Bud, you're stepping on my toes.’
- I couldn't leave the room without stepping on his toes.
- We weren't quite as cool as Amelia and Katie so we couldn't step on their toes or we'd be knocked clear down the popularity pole.