Phrase of the day

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30th May 2017

On my / your doorstep

We use this expression to say that things are very close to where we live.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
Yes
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
Why do you like living in Clifton? Don't you think the countryside would be nicer?
No, I love it because I've got shops, museums and restaurants on the doorstep.
Example 2
Living in the mountains is great.
Yes, you've got skiing right on your doorstep in winter, and great walks in summer.
Quite!