set foot on/in


1. to visit a place or be present






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set foot on the land/moon/surface

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 To ‘set foot’ on or in a place means ‘to go in’ or ‘enter’. “It was the first time she set foot on snow.” “He swore he wouldn’t set foot in that restaurant again.” This is a common phrase used more in formal contexts.

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  1. The property developer purchased the land without ever setting foot on it.
  2. Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon.
  3. After three months at sea, he was eager to set foot on dry land again.

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  1. After the terrible experience I had in your accommodation, I wouldn't set foot in your hotel again.
  2. Be careful not to set foot in the kitchen, the floor is wet.
  3. Nobody should set foot on the building site without the correct safety equipment.

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