step in the right direction, a

A move that advances a course of action, as in Asking Bill to resign is a step in the right direction. This idiom was first recorded in 1871.


Nearby words

  1. step cut,
  2. step dance,
  3. step down,
  4. step function,
  5. step in,
  6. step into,
  7. step into someone's shoes,
  8. step on,
  9. step on a crack, break your mother's back,
  10. step on it

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