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Doorsteps is the plural form of the noun doorstep which means a step before an outer door.
The phrase on your doorstep means something which is close at hand, especially something which is so close as to be overlooked.
Dylan Thomas (1914 to 1953), the Welsh poet and writer, once said:
"A horrid alcoholic explosion scatters all my good intentions like bits of limbs and clothes over the doorsteps and into the saloon bars of the tawdriest pubs."
Shirley Chisholm (1924 to 2005), who was the first black woman elected to the US Congress once said:
"Most Americans have never seen the ignorance, degradation, hunger, sickness, and futility in which many other Americans live. Until a problem reaches their doorsteps, they're not going to understand."
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