whose foot the shoe is on

whose foot the shoe is on

Whose opinion, perspective, or interest is being considered or described. Usually used after "depends on." The legitimacy of these claims depends entirely on whose foot the shoe is on. I know you think it doesn't matter whose foot the shoe is on, but everything about this case changes if we look at it from a different point of view. The laws are impartial, and they should be applied the same to everyone, irrespective of whose foot the shoe is on.
See also: foot, on, shoe, whose
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