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Fill Someone's Shoes

The idiom to fill someone’s shoes means to replace someone else and do his job as well as he did (as if one were wearing his shoes). Here are some sample sentences:

I don’t know what we will do without you. No one can
fill your shoes.
It’ll be difficult to fill Fred’s shoes. He did his job very well.

It’s often difficult
to fill someone’s shoes. This can be seen in one of the headlines of the day yesterday. Here it is:

Steve Jobs: Will Tim Cook Be Able to Fill the Shoes of the Masterful CEO Who Brought Us the iPhone?
(IBTIMES.TV, 26 August 2011, K. Cameron Lau)

Are you an Apple fan? Will Steve Jobs’ shoes be difficult to fill? What makes him so special?

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