“Watch your step”: idiom meaning.

Watch your step
Literally it means to be careful when you’re walking where you put your feet because you might fall. The idiomatic meaning is to be careful what you are doing (especially if you are doing something bad and something that might hurt someone else) because the consequences might be negative for you.

Other examples of “watch your step” idiom in a sentence

  • Watch your step, I’m not stupid!
  • You’d better watch your step if you don’t want to lose this job.
  • Watch your step, there’s a hole in the ground.

“Watch your step”: use in context explanation

Gina and her husband have decided to go for a relaxing walk. Suddenly Dick notices a very pretty girl and he turns his head to look at her. He finds her really attractive and can’t take his eyes off her. Gina can see it and thinks it’s a very inappropriate behaviour and offensive for her. She is angry, she says: “Watch your step” and she grabs a banana peel and puts it in front of Dick for him to slip on it and fall. This way she wants to show her disapproval of his behaviour and warn him of the consequences.