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fill somebody's shoes

This page is about the idiom fill somebody's shoes


If you can fill somebody's shoes, you can replace them and do what they do.

For example

  • Greg was a great captain for the team so it'll be difficult to find someone who can fill his shoes now that he's retiring.

  • The general manager is training his son to fill his shoes when he passes the business on to him.

Quick Quiz

Ben's been a very good accountant for the firm, but now we need someone who can fill his shoes because

a. his shoes are empty

b. the company is closing down

c. Ben's starting his own business

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Contributor: Matt Errey