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What does stepping and fetching mean?



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It dates back to the days of slavery, when masters ordered their slaves to work harder. It's now a derogatory term for being subservient, especially on racial grounds. It is often used without any racial overtones to mean rushing to respond to a situation. ex., After accidentally setting fire to the vacant field, the four your boys were steppin and fetchin to put out the fire.