step into (someone's) shoes

Definition of step into (someone's) shoes

  1. :  to take on a particular role or task that someone else has been doing She's retiring, and it won't be easy to find someone who can step into her shoes.

Word by Word Definitions

stepplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  to move by raising the foot and bringing it down elsewhere or by moving each foot in succession

    :  dance

    :  to go on foot :  walk

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

shoeplay 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)

    :  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


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