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    pick one's steps (way)

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    But the nearer he came to the center of the town, the more difficult was to walk – the road was strewn with stones and bricks and rubble; he had to pick his way and often stumbled. (S. Heyn, “The Crusaders”)

    The children were playing in their dozens and a cart, rumbling along the streets, had to pick its way among them with care. ((G. Gordon, "Let the Day Perish")

    Like tired flies, people picked their way among the debris. (S. Heyn, “The Crusaders”)

    pick one’ steps (way) = mind one’s steps, watch one’s steps

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: pick one's steps (way)

    I think you know the answer, Vil. Yes, correct.

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