tread on one's toes
phrasal to give offense (as by encroaching on one's rights or feelings)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tread\ on\ one's\ toes — • step on one s toes • step on the toes of • tread on one s toes • tread on the toes of v. phr. To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else. If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes. Mary is pretty,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tread on one's toes — phrasal : to give offense (as by wounding in a tender spot or encroaching on one s rights, privileges, or feelings) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tread on one's toes — do something that offends someone I don t want to tread on her toes because she is the most powerful supervisor in this company …   Idioms and examples

  • toes, tread on one's —  Annoy one (usu. by indiscreet action infringing one s prerogatives) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • step\ on\ one's\ toes — • step on one s toes • step on the toes of • tread on one s toes • tread on the toes of v. phr. To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else. If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes. Mary is pretty,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • step on one's toes — or[tread on one s toes] {v. phr.} To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else. * /If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes./ * /Mary is pretty, and she often treads on the toes of the girls by… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step on one's toes — or[tread on one s toes] {v. phr.} To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else. * /If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes./ * /Mary is pretty, and she often treads on the toes of the girls by… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tread\ on\ the\ toes\ of — • step on one s toes • step on the toes of • tread on one s toes • tread on the toes of v. phr. To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else. If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes. Mary is pretty,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tread on the toes of — or[tread on one s toes] See: STEP ON THE TOES OF or STEP ON ONE S TOES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tread on the toes of — or[tread on one s toes] See: STEP ON THE TOES OF or STEP ON ONE S TOES …   Dictionary of American idioms

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