the shoe is on the other foot

Definition of the shoe is on the other foot

  1. —used to say that a situation has changed to the opposite of what it was before I used to boss my little sister around. Now the shoe is on the other foot and she bosses me around. The shoe is on the other foot and he is the one asking for help this time.

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 (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

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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