Sharing their problems was a step in the right direction.
He winced and then took a determined step in her direction.
Granted, that's a step in the right direction but we still wouldn't know if the scene Howie saw actually occurred.
In November Signor Gianturco died, and Signor Pietro Bertolini took his place as minister of public works; the latter proved perhaps the ablest member of the cabinet, but the acceptance of office under Giolitti of a man who had been one of the most trusted and valuable lieutenants of Signor Sonnino marked a further step in the dgringolade of that statesmans party, and was attributed to the fact that Signor Bertolini resented not having had a place in the late Sonnino ministry.
These crossover vehicles were not for off-road use and came with a lower roof line and offered easy step-in heights as well as better gas mileage.