if the shoe fits(, wear it)

if the shoe fits (, wear it) idiom
(NAmE) (BrE if the cap fits (, wear it)) if you feel that a remark applies to you, you should accept it and take it as a warning or criticism
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  • if the shoe fits, wear it — A predominantly US variant of if the cap fits, wear it. 1773 New York Gazette & Weekly Mercury 17 May Why should Mr. Vanderbeek apply a general comparison to himself? Let those whom the shoe fits wear it. 1876 W. G. NASH Century of Gossip 125 If… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • if the shoe fits, wear it — if what is being said in general describes you then it probably means you He was complaining that most of the workers at his company were lazy. However his friend looked at him and said that if the shoe fits, wear it …   Idioms and examples

  • if the shoe fits, wear it — If what is said describes you, you are meant. A proverb. * /I won t say who, but some children are always late. If the shoe fits, Wear it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • if the shoe fits, wear it — If what is said describes you, you are meant. A proverb. * /I won t say who, but some children are always late. If the shoe fits, Wear it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • if\ the\ shoe\ fits,\ wear\ it — proverb If what is said describes you, you are meant. I won t say who, but some children are always late. If the shoe fits, wear it …   Словарь американских идиом

  • if the shoe fits, wear it — This is used to suggest that something that has been said might apply to a person …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • if the shoe fits, wear it — if there is a lesson for you, learn it    When I listen to you preach, I wonder if the shoe fits me …   English idioms

  • if the shoe fits, wear it — used as a way of suggesting that someone should accept a generalized remark or criticism as applying to themselves …   Useful english dictionary

  • if the cap fits, wear it — Used with reference to the suitability of names or descriptions as demonstrated by the behaviour of the person concerned. Cf. if the shoe fits, wear it. The cap in question was originally a dunce’s cap, as is shown by the following: 1600 N.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • if the cap fits(, wear it) — if the cap fits (, wear it) idiom (BrE) (NAmE if the shoe fits (, wear it)) (informal) if you feel that a remark applies to you, you should accept it and take it as a warning or criticism • …   Useful english dictionary

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