step into (someone's) shoes

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of step into (someone's) shoes

: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

step play
  1. : a rest for the foot in ascending or descending: such as

  2. : one of a series of structures consisting of a riser and a tread

  3. : a ladder rung

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

  2. : dance

  3. : to go on foot : walk

  1. : related by virtue of a remarriage (as of a parent) and not by blood

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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