Idiom: Act your age, not your shoe size
Stop behaving immaturely- it is often said to adults who are acting like overgrown children and to school-age children who are acting like overgrown toddlers.Country: International English | Subject Area: Time | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Shoe is on the other foot
- It's not the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the man
- It's not the size of the dog in fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog
- Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches
- If the shoe fits, wear it
- Soft shoe
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