if the shoe fits
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- (idiomatic) If it has all of the characteristics of a thing, it probably is that thing.
- "Everyone keeps calling me a bully!" "Well, if the shoe fits..."
- 1901, Horatio Alger, Young Captain Jack, ch. 18:
- "Do you mean to insult me by that?" he roared.
- "If the shoe fits you can wear it."
- "I'll knock you down for the insult."
- (UK) if the cap fits