576 – Shoe Idioms

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  • After school, I showed my mom my report card from school, and she wasn’t happy with my grades. Then she said that she was going to show it to my dad when he gets home from work. I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop.
  • Jack sent an email to the boss telling him that he’s going to quit his job. We haven’t heard anything from the boss yet, but we are just waiting for the other shoe to drop.
  • You might not like seeing homeless people on the street, but if you put yourself in their shoes, you can imagine how tough their life is.
  • If you want to be successful at sales, put yourself in the customer’s shoes and think about what they need.
  • When Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple died, his successor, Tim Cook had big shoes to fill.
  • You’re taking over your dad’s restaurant business? Wow! You’ve really got big shoes to fill.
  • When the detective retired, there were a lot of younger police officers who were eager to step into his shoes.
  • The famous Broadway dancer has many young dancers ready to step into her shoes.
  • As soon as I saw the rollercoaster I was shaking in my boots.
  • The view from the top of the Empire State Building was amazing, but then when I looked down, I was shaking in my boots.
  • Jack always complained about his boss. And then the company promoted him to be the boss, so the shoe is on the other foot. Now, the workers complain about Jack!
  • When the policeman was arrested, he understood what it was like when the shoe is on the other foot.
  • Tom: There are too many lazy people in this office.
  • Joe: Are you saying that I’m lazy, too?
  • Tom: Well, if the shoe fits, wear it!
  • Kim: Jen, why are you always dating loser guys?
  • Jen: What do you mean? Do you mean I’ve got bad judgment?
  • Kim: Well, if the shoe fits, wear it!

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