Definition of grandmother's footsteps in English:

grandmother's footsteps

plural noun

  • treated as singular A children's game in which one player turns round often and without warning with the aim of catching the other players stealthily creeping up to touch him or her on the back.

    • ‘There's a swimming pool, a bit of grass, and a tree around which the children play Grandmother's Footsteps’
    • ‘On long summer evenings when I was still very small we would play Grandmother's Footsteps in the garden of his house in north Oxford.’