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doorstep

[ dawr-step, dohr- ]
/ ˈdɔrˌstɛp, ˈdoʊr- /
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noun
a step or one of a series of steps leading from the ground to a door.
British Slang. a thick slice of bread.
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Origin of doorstep

First recorded in 1800–10; door + step
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British Dictionary definitions for doorstep

doorstep
/ (ˈdɔːˌstɛp) /

noun
a step in front of a door
on one's doorstep very close or accessible
informal a thick slice of bread
verb -steps, -stepping or -stepped (tr)
to canvass (a district) or interview (a member of the public) by or in the course of door-to-door visiting
(of a journalist) to wait outside the house of (someone) to obtain an interview, photograph, etc when he or she emerges
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with doorstep

doorstep

see under at one's door (on one's doorstep).

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