fill somebody's boots/shoes
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fill (one's) boots
1. To take or obtain as much of something as one can. Primarily heard in UK. Since the shop announced its going-out-of-business sale, customers have been filling their boots with formerly overpriced homeware.
2. 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 boots.
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
fill somebody’s ˈboots/ˈshoesdo 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.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
fill (someone's) shoes
To assume someone's position or duties.
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.