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
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I work with ship designers in order to make ship systems easier to use and better for the sailor," commented one recent participant in the Scientist to Sea program, "so stepping into their shoes for a while has improved my effectiveness as an engineer exponentially.