fill someone's shoes

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fill someone's shoes

:to take someone's place or position
  • No one will be able to fill her shoes after she retires.

Word by Word Definitions

fill play
  1. : to put into as much as can be held or conveniently contained

  2. : to supply with a full complement

  3. : to cause to swell or billow

  1. : a full supply

  2. : something that fills: such as

  3. : material used to fill a receptacle, cavity, passage, or low place

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

shoe play shoes
  1. : an outer covering for the human foot typically having a thick or stiff sole with an attached heel and an upper part of lighter material (such as leather)

  2. : a metal plate or rim for the hoof of an animal

  3. : something resembling a shoe in function or placement

  1. : to furnish with a shoe

  2. : to cover for protection, strength, or ornament


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