Meaning of grandmother's footsteps in English:

grandmother's footsteps

plural noun

British 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.

    ‘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.’
    ‘There's a swimming pool, a bit of grass, and a tree around which the children play Grandmother's Footsteps’