shoe is on the other foot

shoe is on the other foot

Prov. One is experiencing the same (often bad) things that one caused another person to experience. (Note the variations in the examples.) The teacher is taking a course in summer school and is finding out what it's like when the shoe is on the other foot. When the policeman was arrested, he learned what it was like to have the shoe on the other foot.
See also: foot, on, other, shoe