To put someone
back in their place by reminding them of their roots or some former activity. To call someone
on a bit of hypocrisy. From
the film "Goodfellas" in which Billy Batts intentionally
goads Tommy DeVito by derisively reminding him he was a shoeshine boy.
"Ugg, did you see Jeremy is drinking PBR? What a hipster."
"Go get your shinebox, you drank it just last week to get in good with
the indie broad."