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fill someone's shoes

Fig. to take the place of some other person and do that person's work satisfactorily. (As if you were wearing the other person's shoes.) I don't know how we'll be able to do without you. No one can fill your shoes. It'll be difficult to fill Jane's shoes. She did her job very well.
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fill somebody's shoes

also step into somebody's shoes
to do what someone else has done as well as they did He was a great coach, and it's not going to be easy to get someone to fill his shoes.
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fill (someone's) shoes

To assume someone's position or duties.
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