To be in another’s shoes means to put yourself in their position; status.
To think, feel, imagine yourself in another person’s situation.
1. If you were in my shoes, you’d know how I feel about racism.
2. I would never want you to be in my shoes.
3. I would love to live a day, like a celebrity, in her shoes.
4. If I were in his shoes, I would be grateful that I even have a job.
ally, associate, empathize, feel for, put in same category, put oneself in another’s shoes, relate to, respond to, see through someone’s eyes, sympathize, think of in connection, understand
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