The Shoe is on the Other Foot
The shoe is on the other foot is an English proverb that means that ❛one is experiencing the same thing(s) that one caused another person to experience❜. For example:
Luigi always seemed to take pleasure in correcting his poor friends’ English. Now that he has enrolled in a thirty-hour, five-day crash course on advanced-level English prepositions, the shoe is on the other foot.
In other words, the English idiom the shoe is on the other foot means that a situation has been ❛reversed❜ or is now ❛the opposite of what it was before❜. In the example above, Luigi was initially ❛the expert❜ but, later, he turned out to be ❛the student❜, i.e. the one being corrected.
Now, test your knowledge of other ❛shoe idioms❜ by answering the following question. Which of the following English proverbs is ❛a slightly rude statement that you can make to confirm that a negative comment that has been made about someone else is true?
a) It’s ill waiting for dead men’s shoes.
b) For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
c) If the shoe fits, wear it.
Check your answer here.