wouldn't want to be in shoes
(I) wouldn't want to be in (someone's) shoes
Used to express that someone else is in or about to be in a particularly difficult, unpleasant, or unenviable position or situation. I heard Sarah got caught copying her work from someone else. Boy, I wouldn't want to be in her shoes right now. A: "Did you hear? Tom's being investigated for tax evasion." B: "Wouldn't want to be in his shoes."
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wouldn't want to be in someone's shoes
Fig. would not trade places with someone who is in a bad situation. Now Jim has to explain to his wife how he wrecked their car. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes. She may be rich, but I wouldn't want to be in her shoes. Everyone in her family hates her.
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