put (oneself) in (someone's) shoes

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put (oneself) in (someone's) shoes

To imagine oneself in the situation or circumstances of another person, so as to understand or empathize with their perspective, opinion, or point of view. Before being quick to judge someone for their actions, you should always try to put yourself in their shoes. Everyone is human, after all. Put yourself in my shoes and then tell me what you would have done, Dan! It isn't as straightforward as you're making it seem!
See also: put, shoe
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YOU can put yourself in someone else's shoes and understand what they are going through but you don't live in their shoes.
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