in someone's shoes

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in someone's shoes

  1. (idiomatic, mostly used conditionally) in someone's situation.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
      Episode 16
      I wouldn't personally repose much trust in that boon companion of yours who contributes the humorous element, Dr Mulligan, as a guide, philosopher and friend if I were in your shoes.

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