Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

put yourself in my shoes

put yourself in somebody's shoes
Meaning(s)
1) imagine yourself in someone else's situation
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • put yourself in somebody's shoes for a moment
  • Analysis
    When you 'put yourself in somebody's shoes' it means to put yourself in someone else's position or to examine a situation from someone else's point of view, usually in order to better understand or empathize with them. This is a popular idiom used in both professional and social contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I know you're annoyed at Gary over what happened, but put yourself in his shoes for a moment and think of how he must be feeling.
    2. Put yourself in my shoes for a moment - what would you do about the situation I'm in?
    3. You should always put yourself in somebody else's shoes before making any fixed judgments about their actions.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Sarah's ability to put herself in the shoes of the customer is what makes her such a great salesperson. 
    2. Customer success is all about putting yourself in the clients' shoes and anticipating what their problems and pain points might be.
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