In his defining NBA season, the Miami Heat superstar keeps missing game-winning shots and failing to step up as a team leader.
"I'm asking each of you to step up to the plate and go big," DiCaprio told the crowd before the auction.
Anyone would have found that difficult, but Moyes never suggested he would be able to make the step up.
Kobe and Michelle Obama Hug It OutTime to step up your game, Ann Romney.
And there were endless, additional chapters of step up, Ice Age, Madagascar, Men in Black—what am I forgetting?
Ninety-nine out of every hundred normal, virile men are more or less nervous when they first step up for rapid fire.
That gives Moike a chance to step up into his place, do you see?
Bumble, just step up to Sowerberry's with your cane, and see what's best to be done.
Will you step up, Mr. Cutbill, and see if his Lordship is In his room?
I'll step up for them this evening, and I'll be ready to start when you like.'
Old English steppan (Anglian), stæppan (West Saxon) "take a step," from West Germanic *stap- "tread" (cf. Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch stap, Old High German stapfo, German stapfe "footstep"), from PIE root *stebh- "to tread, step" (cf. Old Church Slavonic stopa "step, pace," stepeni "step, degree"). Originally strong (past tense stop, past participle bestapen); weak forms emerged 13c., universal from 16c. Stepping stone first recorded early 14c.; in the figurative sense 1650s. Step on it "hurry up" is 1923, from notion of gas pedal; step out (v.) is from 1907.
Old English steppa (Mercian), stæpe, stepe (West Saxon) "stair, act of stepping," from the source of step (v.). Meaning "action which leads toward a result" is recorded from 1540s. Warning phrase watch your step is attested from 1934. Step-dancing first recorded 1886.