step into shoes
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step into someone's shoes
Fig. to take over a job or some role from someone. I was prepared to step into the boss's shoes, so there was no disruption when he left for another job. There was no one who could step into Alice's shoes when she left, so everything came to a stop.
step into somebody's shoesalso fill somebody's shoes
to take the job or position that someone else had before you When his father retires, Victor will be ready to step into his shoes. It will take a very special person to fill Barbara's shoes.See be shaking in boots