at\ one's\ door


at\ one's\ door
• at one's door
• at one's doorstep
adv. phr.
1. Very close; very near where you live or work.

Johnny is very lucky because there's a swimming pool right at his doorstep.

Mr. Green can get to work in only a few minutes because the subway is at his door.

2. See: lay at one's door

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • darken\ one's\ door — • darken one s door • darken the door To appear, as in a doorway; enter someone s home or establishment. Used in negative imperative sentences especially with never and again . If you leave this house now, never darken my door again. After a son… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at one's door — or[at one s doorstep] {adv. phr.} 1. Very close; very near where you live or work. * /Johnny is very lucky because there s a swimming pool right at his doorstep./ * /Mr. Green can get to work in only a few minutes because the subway is at his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one's door — or[at one s doorstep] {adv. phr.} 1. Very close; very near where you live or work. * /Johnny is very lucky because there s a swimming pool right at his doorstep./ * /Mr. Green can get to work in only a few minutes because the subway is at his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one's door — phrasal 1. : very close and accessible to one or to one s place of residence or business : in closest proximity 2. : as a charge against one as being accountable : to one s responsibility it is hard to consider it aright and know at whose door to …   Useful english dictionary

  • darken one's door — or[darken the door] To appear, as in a doorway; enter someone s home or establishment. Used in negative imperative sentences especially with never and again . * /If you leave this house now, never darken my door again./ * /After a son shamed his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • darken one's door — or[darken the door] To appear, as in a doorway; enter someone s home or establishment. Used in negative imperative sentences especially with never and again . * /If you leave this house now, never darken my door again./ * /After a son shamed his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one's door — phrasal as a charge against one as being responsible < laid the blame at our door > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • darken one's door — phrasal or darken the door : to make an appearance the first salesman to darken our door used sometimes with object in plural he never darkened the doors of the office again …   Useful english dictionary

  • show one the door — phrasal to tell someone to get out; also fire 2b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • at one's door — at the entrance of a house; accusation, charge …   English contemporary dictionary