Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
set foot on/in
set foot onset foot in
1) to visit a place or be present
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set foot on the land/moon/surface
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.
Social Examples (Basic)
The property developer purchased the landwithout ever setting foot on it.
Neil Armstrong was thefirst person to set foot on the moon.
After three months at sea, he waseager to set foot on dry land again.
Professional Examples (Basic)
After the terrible experience I had in your accommodation, I wouldn't set footin your hotel again.
Be careful not toset footin the kitchen, the floor is wet.
Nobody shouldset foot on the building site without the correct safety equipment.
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