at one's door

Also, on one's doorstep. Very nearby, as in The bus stop was practically on our doorstep, or The Mexican currency crisis is literally at our door. [Early 1900s] Also see lay at someone's door.


Nearby words

  1. at one time,
  2. at one time or another,
  3. at one's,
  4. at one's best,
  5. at one's convenience,
  6. at one's ease,
  7. at one's fingertips,
  8. at one's leisure,
  9. at one's wit's end,
  10. at one's word

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