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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.
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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.
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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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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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