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.
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- step cut,
- step dance,
- step down,
- step function,
- step in,
- step into,
- step into someone's shoes,
- step on,
- step on a crack, break your mother's back,
- step on it
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