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"Step foot" and "watch on"

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TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sat 06-Jul-19 14:48:32

Both of these have annoyed me intensely in the last week. Where have they come from?

Andy Murray playing tennis and Judy Murray "watching on".

And someone else saying that they didn't "step foot" in a place.

AIBU to get annoyed by them? Are they accurate alternative expressions?

BiscuitDrama Sat 06-Jul-19 14:49:31

What’s “step foot” meant to be? Having a stupid moment. grin

TheCrowFromBelow Sat 06-Jul-19 14:50:05

Set foot?

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sat 06-Jul-19 14:53:02

Yes, set foot. So, for example, I am never setting foot in that establishment again! There seems an increasing tendency to use "step foot" instead.

BiscuitDrama Sat 06-Jul-19 15:02:56

Oh of course. I am dopey with snotty cold.
Step foot is just a mishearing surely? Kind of works though so it might take off hmm

FamilyOfAliens Sat 06-Jul-19 15:05:03

Step foot doesn’t make sense in any way, but I doubt that’ll stop it catching on.

BiscuitDrama Sat 06-Jul-19 15:05:12

I don’t mind ‘watches on’. Is it not correct? It feels different to ‘watches’.

campion Sat 06-Jul-19 22:33:32

Just add 'step foot' to 'chomping at the bit', 'off his own back', 'on tender hooks', 'mute point', 'pacifically' etc etc etc (or ect wink).

It's an insight into how quickly people copy each other unquestioningly.

Musicalstatues Sat 06-Jul-19 22:37:40

I thought I was going mad as I’m seeing ‘step foot’ EVERYWHERE at the moment and was honestly beginning to wonder if I’d been wrong to say ‘set foot’ all this time!

BiscuitDrama Sat 06-Jul-19 22:56:54

Since seeing ‘doggy dog world’ it’s become our new catchphrase. grin

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sun 07-Jul-19 07:58:47

"Doggy dog world" 😂

pigsDOfly Fri 12-Jul-19 23:31:58

'Doggy dog world', wonderful. And it makes absolutely no sense.

Clearly some people don't actually listen to the words that are coming out of their mouths when they speak.

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