Definition of step into (someone's) shoes
- She's retiring, and it won't be easy to find someone who can step into her shoes.
: a rest for the foot in ascending or descending: such as
: one of a series of structures consisting of a riser and a tread
: a ladder rung
: to move by raising the foot and bringing it down elsewhere or by moving each foot in succession
: to go on foot : walk
: related by virtue of a remarriage (as of a parent) and not by blood
: some person : somebody
: 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)
: a metal plate or rim for the hoof of an animal
: something resembling a shoe in function or placement
: to furnish with a shoe
: to cover for protection, strength, or ornament
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