the shoe is on the other foot


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the shoe is on the other foot

the situation is now the opposite of what it was before Now that I don't smoke, the shoe is on the other foot and I don't want people smoking around me.
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the shoe is on the other foot

Informal
The circumstances have been reversed; an unequal relationship has been inverted.
See also: foot, on, other, shoe