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set foot

set foot in. Enter, as in I'll never set foot in this house again.
set foot on. Step on, as in We were so happy to set foot on dry land. [ c. 1600 ]
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  • When they first set foot in Egypt that country was already terribly old.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • I 'guess Jonah wa'n't more tickled when he set foot on dry land.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • I think I hated the ship from the moment I set foot on board her.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • Tradition says that it was a woman who first set foot in Boston.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • It had been a month and more since Sammy had set foot in his parents' house.

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