[dawr-step, dohr-]
a step or one of a series of steps leading from the ground to a door.
British Slang. a thick slice of bread.

1800–10; door + step Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
doorstep (ˈdɔːˌstɛp)
1.  a step in front of a door
2.  on one's doorstep very close or accessible
3.  informal a thick slice of bread
vb , -steps, -stepping, -stepped
4.  to canvass (a district) or interview (a member of the public) by or in the course of door-to-door visiting
5.  (of a journalist) to wait outside the house of (someone) to obtain an interview, photograph, etc when he or she emerges

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see under at one's door (on one's doorstep).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
Confusion reigns, much of it placed at the doorstep of the politicians.
Mark my words nuclear contamination is coming soon to your doorstep.
Neither considers the possibility that whom-or-whatever shows up on our
  doorstep might not be representatives of their society.
Until his parents cleaned out their attic and dropped his comic book collection
  on his doorstep.
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