fill sb's shoes

fill sb's shoes AND step into sb's shoes (assume someone's position or duties, especially in a satisfactory way) — (достойно) заменить кого-л., занять чьё-л. место; стать достойным преемником

Example 1: It'll be hard (to find someone) to fill Ann's shoes when she retires. She did her job very well. —... будет трудно найти ей достойную замену, достойного преемника.

Example 2: John expects his son to fill his shoes at the store.(answers.com)

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