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English definition of “put yourself in sb's place/position/shoes”

put yourself in sb's place/position/shoes

to imagine how someone else feels in a difficult situation: Put yourself in my place - what else could I have done?
(Definition of put yourself in sb's place/position/shoes from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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