the shoe is on the other foot


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the shoe is on the other foot

The roles (of two or more people) have been reversed, especially roles that were the opposite of each other. I can see that you don't like being told what to do, but now the shoe is on the other foot!
See also: foot, on, other, shoe

shoe is on the other foot

Prov. One is experiencing the same (often bad) things that one caused another person to experience. (Note the variations in the examples.) The teacher is taking a course in summer school and is finding out what it's like when the shoe is on the other foot. When the policeman was arrested, he learned what it was like to have the shoe on the other foot.
See also: foot, on, other, shoe

the shoe is on the other foot

Informal
The circumstances have been reversed; an unequal relationship has been inverted.
See also: foot, on, other, shoe