if the shoe fits

variants: or

if the shoe fits, wear it

Definition of if the shoe fits

US

  1. —used to say that something said or suggested about a person is true and that the person should accept it as true “Are you calling me a cheater?” “Well, if the shoe fits, wear it.”

Word by Word Definitions

shoeplay
  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 (as leather)

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

    :  something resembling a shoe in function or placement

  1. :  to furnish with a shoe

    :  to cover for protection, strength, or ornament

fitplay fits
  1. :  a division of a poem or song

  1. :  adapted to an end or design :  suitable by nature or by art

    :  adapted to the environment so as to be capable of surviving

    :  acceptable from a particular viewpoint (as of competence or morality) :  proper

  1. :  a sudden violent attack of a disease (as epilepsy) especially when marked by convulsions or unconsciousness :  paroxysm

    :  a sudden but transient attack of a physical disturbance

    :  a sudden burst or flurry (as of activity)

  1. :  to be suitable for or to :  harmonize with

    :  to be seemly or proper for

    :  to conform correctly to the shape or size of

  1. :  the fact, condition, or manner of fitting or being fitted: such as

    :  the way clothing fits the wearer

    :  the degree of closeness between surfaces in an assembly of parts

  1. : dialectal past tense and past participle offight


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