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have the shoe on the other foot

To experience a role reversal with another person, especially when the swapped roles are the opposite of each other. I can see that you don't like being told what to do, but now you have the shoe on the other foot!
See also: foot, have, on, other, shoe
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have the shoe on the other foot

Fig. to experience the opposite situation (from a previous situation). (See the proverb The shoe is on the other foot. I used to be a student, and now I'm the teacher. Now I have the shoe on the other foot.
See also: foot, have, on, other, shoe
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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