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    set foot in

    Do you use the idiom "set foot in" in daily speech?
    Is it correctly used in the news articles?

    Showdown Set in Polanski Case; He Won't Be There - ABC News
    The director has said through his lawyer that he doesn't plan to be at the hearing; in fact, he says he has no plans to ever set foot in the United States again.

    On to N.H. for Victorious Obama, Huckabee - ABC News
    With but one caucus down, Huckabee's biggest competition could be from two candidates who hardly ever set foot in Iowa McCain and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani who garnered just 4 percent of the vote.

    BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Picture gallery: Two Koreas make history
    Kim Dae-jung fulfills his dream of becoming the first South Korean leader to set foot in the North

    set foot in / on sth to enter or visit a place: the first man to set foot on the moon I vowed never to set foot in the place again.

    set foot in something
    to go to or enter a place:
    - She swore she would never set foot in his house again.

    set foot in : to enter (a place)
    - That was the last time she ever set foot in this house.

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    Re: set foot in

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Do you use the idiom "set foot in" in daily speech?
    Is it correctly used in the news articles?

    Showdown Set in Polanski Case; He Won't Be There - ABC News
    The director has said through his lawyer that he doesn't plan to be at the hearing; in fact, he says he has no plans to ever set foot in the United States again.

    On to N.H. for Victorious Obama, Huckabee - ABC News
    With but one caucus down, Huckabee's biggest competition could be from two candidates who hardly ever set foot in Iowa McCain and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani who garnered just 4 percent of the vote.

    BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Picture gallery: Two Koreas make history
    Kim Dae-jung fulfills his dream of becoming the first South Korean leader to set foot in the North

    set foot in / on sth to enter or visit a place: the first man to set foot on the moon I vowed never to set foot in the place again.

    set foot in something
    to go to or enter a place:
    - She swore she would never set foot in his house again.

    set foot in : to enter (a place)
    - That was the last time she ever set foot in this house.
    Yes, it is correctly used in the given examples.

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