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If the shoe fits. Tap shoes. Boot leather. Goody Two-Shoes. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Jack-booted government thugs.

What are some other idiomatic expressions, or adages, or phrases involving words that have anything to do with footwear, even if footwear itself is not the point?

[For each person who answers without repeating an entry already shown in this thread, I will reply with a new expression or phrase that fits the bill.]
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Posted - November 13

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  • 17247

    I'm 'a shoe in' to answer your question.
      November 13, 2020 8:16 PM MST
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  • 38654

     

      Shoe horn.
    ~

      November 13, 2020 9:21 PM MST
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  • 38654

     

      (Isn’t the expression “shoo-in”?)


    :|

      November 13, 2020 9:22 PM MST
    3

  • 17247
    Probably. 



    oh, well.
    wrong again
      November 14, 2020 5:25 AM MST
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  • 13752
    Sock puppet.
    Foot soldier.
    Footmen.
    Foot hills.

      November 14, 2020 2:00 AM MST
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  • 38654

     

      Boondockers. 

    ~

      November 14, 2020 5:19 AM MST
    3

  • 13752
    ?
      November 15, 2020 12:27 PM MST
    1

  • 38654

    [For each person who answers without repeating an entry already shown in this thread, I will reply with a new expression or phrase that fits the bill.]


    Boondockers is the nickname for a type of footwear.
    ~

      November 15, 2020 12:54 PM MST
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  • 13752
    Ahhhh, I see.  Thanks. 
      November 16, 2020 2:49 AM MST
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  • 33779
    I hated those things in boot camp.
      November 16, 2020 9:26 AM MST
    1

  • 38654

     

      In the Marine Corps, they’re part of the life, lol.
    ~

      November 16, 2020 11:51 AM MST
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  • 5236
    Gumshoe  :   )
      November 14, 2020 3:41 AM MST
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  • 38654

     

      Stiletto heels.
    ~

      November 14, 2020 5:20 AM MST
    3

  • 5236
    Snap!
      November 14, 2020 6:28 AM MST
    2

  • 14832
    Glass siippers (Cinderella)
    Shoe box
    Shoe trees
    Shoe shine 
    Combat boots
    Boot camp
    Shoe store
    Tap shoes
    Soft shoe
    Give 'em the boot
    Puss 'n Boots



      November 14, 2020 8:53 AM MST
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  • 38654

     

    Cobbler. 

    ~

      November 15, 2020 12:55 PM MST
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  • 14832
    Peach or apple?
      November 16, 2020 6:36 AM MST
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  • 38654

     

      Of course!

     


      November 16, 2020 7:20 AM MST
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  • 8422
    Then, of course, there is the legend of the Foo bird:

    An American missionary travels to a remote island in the south
    Pacific. Upon arriving, he is greeted by jubilant tribesmen and
    dancing hula girls, all chanting a song whose chorus contains the
    syllable "foo" repeated over and over.
    
    The tribal chieftain tells the missionary that he is just in time for
    the "Foo Festival," a traditional time of homage and respect for a
    local bird which is revered as a powerful, godlike being. The
    missionary smiles and nods at the myths of these simple people, and
    asks to learn more about the Foo bird.
    
    The chief says that the bird, although small, is known for its copious
    feces. In fact, the chief points out, the whole island is encrusted
    with dried Foo doo. It is considered to be a great honor for the Foo
    Bird to fly above your domicile and bless your roof with his
    droppings. The Foo bird's excrement brings good fortune and blessings
    to all the people, and it would be a sin to disturb the piles of Foo
    poo that have accumulated everywhere.
    
    The missionary is a bit disconcerted by this strange belief, and he
    begins to say something when he hears a tiny "chirp!" and a blob of
    avian doody lands on his shoulder. He looks up to see that above him
    flaps the Foo bird, ready to drop another load.
    
    Disgusted, the missionary takes out his handkerchief and wipes away the Foo feces. 
    
    He drops dead on the spot.
    
    The chief looks down at him sadly and says, "Truly it is written: If
    the Foo shits, wear it!"
      November 15, 2020 1:11 PM MST
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  • 14832
    Love it!
      November 16, 2020 6:37 AM MST
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