step into (someone's) shoes

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step into (someone's) shoes

To fill someone's position, especially one of power or authority. I don't know who they're getting to step into Davidson's shoes, but I doubt they'll be anywhere near as good a manager as he was. I tell you, I wouldn't want to step into her shoes. Sure, the pay would be better, but I don't want all that stress!
See also: shoe, step

step into someone's shoes

Fig. to take over a job or some role from someone. I was prepared to step into the boss's shoes, so there was no disruption when he left for another job. There was no one who could step into Alice's shoes when she left, so everything came to a stop.
See also: shoe, step
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FERN BRITTON has told of her anger at being used as "fodder" and predicted that comparisons will be drawn between her and the "goddess" who will step into her shoes on This Morning.
The Rock is now on the lookout for someone to step into her shoes.
A Beeb insider added: "Everyone's sure Eve's being lined up to step into her shoes.
Now Hudson, 22, who was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for Almost Famous, is in talks to step into her shoes.