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
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • set foot on the land/moon/surface
  • Analysis
     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)
    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.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    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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