step into (someone's) shoes

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step into (someone's) shoes

To fill someone's position, especially one of power or authority. I don't know who they're getting to step into Davidson's shoes, but I doubt they'll be anywhere near as good a manager as he was. I tell you, I wouldn't want to step into her shoes. Sure, the pay would be better, but I don't want all that stress!
See also: shoe, step

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.
See also: shoe, step

step into somebody’s ˈshoes

take over a job from another person: Mike stepped into his father’s shoes when his father retired as director.
See also: shoe, step
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Someone's got to bat at No3 after him and they're always going to feel a little bit of pressure stepping into his shoes.
Since then Menon has moved on to a store in Failsworth, Greater Manchester, with Julian Westnage stepping into his shoes last July.
But if Noades were to relinquish control of Brentford, Hammam would be interested in stepping into his shoes.
Pearson is now deputy manager of a store in Yeovil, with Eddie Sear stepping into his shoes at Bridgwater.
As the row over King Kev's departure rages on, we can also reveal that Bobby Robson will NOT be stepping into his shoes.