- on one's toes, step on someone's toes
- Homophone Note, Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||one of the parts of the body that extend from the end of the foot in humans and other animals with backbones. Humans have five toes on each foot.
||the front part of a shoe, slipper, or sock.
I wore out the toe on my favorite socks.
||on one's toes
||step on someone's toes
||toeless (adj.), toelike (adj.)
The words toe
sound alike but have different meanings. If your car breaks down, asking someone for a "toe" won't get you anywhere.