step into someone's shoes

step into (someone's) shoes to take the job or position that someone else had before you.

When his father retires, Victor will be ready to step into his shoes.

It will take a very special person to fill Barbara's shoes.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • step into someone's shoes —    If you step into someone s shoes, you take over a job or position held by someone else before you.     William has been trained to step into his father s shoes when he retires …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • step into someone's shoes — take control of a task or job from another person. → step …   English new terms dictionary

  • step into someone's shoes — take control of a task or job from another person …   Useful english dictionary

  • step into one's shoes — {v. phr.} To do what someone else usually does after he has stopped doing it. * /When Bill s father died, Bill had to step into his father s shoes to support his mother./ * /A coach trains the junior varsity to step into the shoes of the members… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step into one's shoes — {v. phr.} To do what someone else usually does after he has stopped doing it. * /When Bill s father died, Bill had to step into his father s shoes to support his mother./ * /A coach trains the junior varsity to step into the shoes of the members… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step\ into\ one's\ shoes — v. phr. To do what someone else usually does after he has stopped doing it. When Bill s father died, Bill had to step into his father s shoes to support his mother. A coach trains the junior varsity to step into the shoes of the members of the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • step into shoes — step into (someone s) shoes to take the job or position that someone else had before you. When his father retires, Victor will be ready to step into his shoes. It will take a very special person to fill Barbara s shoes …   New idioms dictionary

  • step into — step in or step into 1. To enter easily or unexpectedly 2. To intervene (in) • • • Main Entry: ↑step * * * step into [phrasal verb] step into (something) : to take a particular role or do a particular task She stepped into the role/position of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • step — noun 1》 an act or movement of putting one leg in front of the other in walking or running.     ↘the distance covered by such a movement.     ↘a short and easily walked distance. 2》 one of the sequences of movement of the feet which make up a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • step — 1 /step/ noun 1 MOVEMENT (C) the movement you make when you put one foot in front of the other when walking: With every step my bags seemed heavier. | take a step: Take two steps forward and one step back. | retrace your steps (=go back the way… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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