the boot is on the other foot

Definition of the boot is on the other foot

British

  1. —used to say that a situation has changed to the opposite of what it was before The boot is on the other foot and he is the one asking for help this time.

Word by Word Definitions

bootplay
  1. :  deliverance

    :  something to equalize a trade

    :  avail

  1. :  avail, profit

  1. :  a fitted covering (as of leather or rubber) for the foot and usually reaching above the ankle

    :  an instrument of torture used to crush the leg and foot

    :  something that resembles or is likened to a boot

  1. :  to put boots on

    :  kick

    :  to make an error on (a grounder in baseball)

  1. :  booty, plunder

otherplay
  1. :  being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

    :  being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

    :  second

  1. :  one that remains of two or more

    :  a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  one of two that remains

    :  each preceding one

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  otherwise

footplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate (see 1vertebrate) leg upon which an individual stands

    :  an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment

    :  a ventral (see 1ventral 1b) muscular surface or process of a mollusk

  1. :  dance

    :  to go on foot

    :  to make speed :  move


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