• If the shoe fits, wear it means if something belongs or pertains to you, accept it.

  • If it applies to you, accept it.

  • To accept criticism that applies to you.

1. A: I’ve missed a few yoga classes and my instructor thinks I lack motivation.

B: If the shoe fits, wear it.


2. A: My mom calls me a couch potato because I like to stay in.

B: Well, if the shoe fits, wear it.


3. A: I’m angry because I’ve been branded “the drinker” at our company retreats.

B: If the shoe fits, wear it.


4. A: My mom thinks I spend too much money on designer bags.

B: If the shoe fits, wear it!

accept, acknowledge, admit, adopt, affirm, agree, approve, assume, comply, recognise, sign, take on, undertake

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