fill (one's) shoes

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fill (one's) shoes

To replace one in some role; to take over for one in some position. You do so much for the company that I don't see how anyone could fill your shoes.
See also: fill, shoe
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fill someone's shoes

Fig. to take the place of some other person and do that person's work satisfactorily. (As if you were wearing the other person's shoes.) I don't know how we'll be able to do without you. No one can fill your shoes. It'll be difficult to fill Jane's shoes. She did her job very well.
See also: fill, shoe
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fill someone's shoes

Assume someone's position or duties, especially in a satisfactory way. For example, It'll be hard to find someone to fill her shoes when she retires, or John expects his son to fill his shoes at the store. Also see in someone's shoes.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

fill someone's shoes (or boots)

take over someone's function or duties and fulfil them satisfactorily. informal
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

fill somebody’s ˈboots/ˈshoes

do somebody’s job in a satisfactory way when they are not there: Mr Carter is retiring and we need a new director to fill his shoes.
See also: boot, fill, shoe
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

fill (someone's) shoes

To assume someone's position or duties.
See also: fill, shoe
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Malkiewich, who has directed the agency for the past 18 years, said he wanted to inform legislators early that they need to find someone to fill his shoes. "I have loved working with the fantastic people here and after 18 years it's time for a change," he said.
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In fact, Stern, the man credited for revitalizing and expanding the once-beleaguered NBA, says either Mills or Ussery would be qualified to someday fill his shoes. "[Terdema Ussery] has done it all at the team, league and corporate level," Stern points out.