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English definition of “tread/step on sb's toes”

tread/step on sb's toes

If you tread / step on someone's toes , you say or do something that upsets or annoys that person , especially by involving yourself in matters that are not your responsibility .Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
(Definition of tread/step on sb's toes from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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