Today'sCallan

Today's Callan

Watch one’s step

Meaning:
Be careful what one does or says

Synonyms:
You have to watch your step
You’d better watch your step

Sentences:

You’ll have to watch your step or you’ll find yourself in great difficulty.
You have to watch your step when you do business with people you know nothing about
He’s in a bad mood, so watch your step and don’t say anything wrong!

Conversation 1

A: I’m going to go bushwalking this weekend.

B: Really? Where are you going?

A: Up in the Blue Mountains.

B: Oh, some of the paths up there are very narrow and a little dangerous, you’d better watch your step.

A: Thanks for the advice, but I will be careful.

Conversation 2

A: Did you hear about Kate’s new boyfriend?

B: Yes I met him last weekend.

A: What did you think?

B: There was something about him that I didn’t like.

A: What?

B: I’m not sure, but I didn’t trust him, so I told her to watch her step.

Conversation 3

A: What are you doing tonight?

B: I’m going out drinking with my friends.

A: Where are you going?

B: Up to Kings Cross.

A: You’d better watch your step up there, I hear it can be dangerous.

B: I’ll try to.

Conversation 4

A: I was late for work today, again

B: Oh no, what did the boss say?

A: He wasn’t very happy, he told me that if I didn’t watch my step then I would be looking for a new job.

B: Oh dear, make sure that you are on time tomorrow.

(Callan book4, Stage 8 715p)

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