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What does put yourself in someone's shoes mean?


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put yourself in someone's shoes



To see how it feels when you put yourself in someone's place.

This phrase has been credited as a Native American aphorism. Some however think that it has its origin in Mary T. Lathrap's poem published in 1895. The original title of the poem was Judge Softly, later titled Walk a Mile in His Moccasins.

Similar idioms:

Put oneself in someone's place.
Fill someone's shoes.
Be in somebody's shoes.


Example(s):

What could I have done to solve the problem? Just put yourself in my shoes.

This idiom is in the clothes category


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