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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ROD Stewart is still pretty nimble on his feet for a 69-year-old rocker - and now fans have a chance to step into his shoes.
It would take a very brave actor to step into his shoes.
Cowell, who has an estimated pounds 120m fortune, is also said to want the 26year-old star to step into his shoes as the main face of the TV talent show on this side of the Atlantic.
GORDON Ramsay had better watch out, as a talented teenage chef from Darlington looks set to step into his shoes.
The Rt Rev Michael Bourke, aged 65, said he wanted to pursue other interests and felt it was time for someone younger and with fresh ideas to step into his shoes.
It wouldn't be difficult for someone to step into his shoes.
But there are very few people eager to step into his shoes.
The favourite to step into his shoes is Carlton Television chief executive Clive Jones.
But step into his shoes someone will - it's just a shame there isn't a referendum to allow the nation to select the new man.
It's up to those players who want to play for Wexford, those who are in there now to step into his shoes," said Travers.
Ferguson claimed Leeds boss O'Leary would be the ideal candidate to step into his shoes when the Scot retires in two years' time.