set foot on

set foot on
set foot on/in/ phrase
to go to a place, especially when there is something special or unusual about you doing this
set foot on/in/in:

It was the first time she had set foot in the desert.

set foot on/in/on:

It was the first time I had set foot on French soil.

Thesaurus: to visit a person or place, or to be visited by someonesynonym
Main entry: foot

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(or in) [often with negative] enter; go into

he hasn't set foot in the place since the war

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set foot on
: to walk on (something)

Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon.

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Main Entry:foot

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • set foot in — index enter (go in) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • set foot in — phrasal : enter * * * set foot in To enter • • • Main Entry: ↑foot * * * set foot on/in/ phrase to go to a place, especially when there is something special or unusual about you doing this set foot …   Useful english dictionary

  • set foot — {v. phr.} To step; walk; go. Used with a negative. * /She would not let him set foot across her threshold./ * /She told the boy not to set foot out of the house until he had finished supper./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set foot — {v. phr.} To step; walk; go. Used with a negative. * /She would not let him set foot across her threshold./ * /She told the boy not to set foot out of the house until he had finished supper./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set\ foot — v. phr. To step; walk; go. Used with a negative. She would not let him set foot across her threshold. She told the boy not to set foot out of the house until he had finished supper …   Словарь американских идиом

  • set foot on or in — idi set foot on or in, to go on or into; enter: Don t set foot in this office again![/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • set foot — verb a) To enter Yet had I scarce set foot in the passage when I stopped, remembering how once already this same evening I had played the coward, and run home scared with my own fears. b) To step onto …   Wiktionary

  • set foot — walk, step, come for a visit    He hasn t set foot in this house since his mother died …   English idioms

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