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

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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.
Translations of “tread/step on sb's toes”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指幹預他人負責之事而)惹惱,得罪(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指干预他人负责之事而)惹恼,得罪(某人)…
(Definition of tread/step on sb's toes from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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