put oneself in someone's shoes

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Verb[edit]

put oneself in someone's shoes

  1. (idiomatic) To try to look at a situation from a different point of view; as if one were the other person. To empathise
    If you could just put yourself in his shoes for a moment, perhaps you would understand why it is not as easy as you seem to think.

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