- 1one of a pair of outer coverings for your feet, usually made of leather or plastic a pair of shoes He took his shoes and socks off. What's your shoe size? a shoe brush shoe polish see also snowshoe
- 2= horseshoe Idioms
nounjump to other results
to be in, or imagine that you are in, another person's situation, especially when it is an unpleasant or difficult one I wouldn't like to be in your shoes when they find out about it. Well what would you do? Just put yourself in my shoes.
be in somebody's shoes, put yourself in somebody's shoesjump to other results
to do someone's job in an acceptable way when they are not there
fill somebody's shoesjump to other results
used to introduce a piece of advice you are giving to someone If I were in your shoes, I'd resign immediately.
if I were in your shoesjump to other results
if you feel that a remark applies to you, you should accept it and take it as a warning or criticism I didn't actually say that you were lazy, but if the shoe fits…
if the shoe fits (, wear it)jump to other results
to be very frightened or nervous
shake in your shoes (informal)jump to other results
used to say that a situation has changed so that someone now has power or authority over the person who used to have power or authority over them
the shoe is on the other footjump to other results
to continue a job or the work that someone else has started She stepped into her father's shoes when he retired.
step into somebody's shoesjump to other results