the shoe is on the other foot

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the shoe is on the other foot

  1. (idiomatic) The roles of people in a situation have been reversed, such that the advantage has shifted to a party which was previously disadvantaged.
    • 1919, Ring Lardner, The Real Dope, ch. 1:
      Some of the birds on this ship took me for a sucker and tried to make a rummy out of me but I was wise to their game and I guess the shoe is on the other foot this time.

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