Meaning of “step into sb's shoes” in the English Dictionary

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"step into sb's shoes" in British English

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step into sb's shoes

also fill sb's shoes

to take someone's place, often by doing the job they have just left:

Who do you think will step into Sarah's shoes when she goes?

(Definition of “step into sb's shoes” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)