the shoe is on the other foot


the shoe is on the other foot
the shoe (or Brit. boot) is on the other foot
the situation, in particular the holding of advantage, has reversed

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the shoe is on the other foot (or Brit the boot is on the other foot)
— used to say that a situation has changed to the opposite of what it was before

I used to boss my little sister around. Now the shoe is on the other foot. [=now she bosses me around]

The shoe is on the other foot and he is the one asking for help this time.

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Main Entry:foot
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the shoe is on the other foot — see foot, 1
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Main Entry:shoe

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • (the) shoe is on the other foot — the shoe is on the other ˈfoot idiom (NAmE) (BrE the boot is on the other ˈfoot) used to say that a situation has changed so that sb now has power or authority over the person who used to have power or authority over them Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) boot is on the other foot — the boot is on the other foot british phrase used for saying that a situation has changed completely, so that the person who had the least power now has the most I was always the poor one, but now the boot is on the other foot. Thesaurus: words… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) shoe is on the other foot — the situation is now the opposite of what it was before. Now that I don t smoke, the shoe is on the other foot and I don t want people smoking around me …   New idioms dictionary

  • the shoe is on the other foot — the situation has reversed itself, the order of events has been changed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shoe is on the other foot — If the shoe is on the other foot, someone is experiencing what they used to make others experience, normally negative things …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • shoe on the other foot — The opposite is true; places are changed. * /He was my captain in the army but now the shoe is on the other foot./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoe on the other foot — The opposite is true; places are changed. * /He was my captain in the army but now the shoe is on the other foot./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoe\ on\ the\ other\ foot — the opposite is true; places are changed. He was my captain in the army but now the shoe is on the other foot …   Словарь американских идиом

  • the boot (or N. Amer. shoe) is on the other foot — the situation has reversed. → boot …   English new terms dictionary

  • shoe is on the other foot —    If the shoe is on the other foot, someone is experiencing what they used to make others experience, normally negative things.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    When the circumstances have reversed and one person is now doing what the… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions