the boot/shoe is on the other foot Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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the boot/shoe is on the other foot

the ​situation is now the ​opposite of what it was, ​especially because someone who was ​weak now has ​power
(Definition of the boot/shoe is on the other foot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the boot/shoe is on the other foot”
in Chinese (Simplified) 情况完全反了过来, 此一时,彼一时…
in Chinese (Traditional) 情況完全反了過來, 此一時,彼一時…
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