shoe Idioms & Phrases


Ammunition bread, shoes

  • etc., such as are contracted for by government, and supplied to the soldiers. Eng.
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baby shoe

  • noun a shoe designed to be worn by infants
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Bar shoe

  • (Far.), a kind of horseshoe having a bar across the usual opening at the heel, to protect a tender frog from injury.
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bowling shoe

  • noun a special shoe worn when bowling
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brake shoe

  • noun a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
    skid; shoe.
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Brake shoe or Brake rubber

  • the part of a brake against which the wheel rubs.
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congress shoe

  • noun an ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides
    congress boot; congress gaiter.
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dry-shod

  • adjective satellite having or keeping the feet or shoes dry
    • a land bridge over which man and beasts could have crossed dry-shod
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Dry"-shod` adjective

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  1. Without wetting the feet.
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goloe-shoe

Go*loe"-shoe` noun

Definitions
  1. A galoche.
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gym shoe

  • noun a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole
    sneaker; gym shoe.
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jodhpur shoe

  • noun a short riding boot that fastens with a buckle at the side
    jodhpur boot; jodhpur.
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running shoe

  • noun a light comfortable shoe designed for running
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saddle shoe

  • noun an oxford with a saddle of contrasting color
    saddle oxford.
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shoe black

  • noun large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single or double red to deep-red flowers
    Hibiscus rosa-sinensis; shoeblack plant; Chinese hibiscus; China rose; Rose of China.
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Shoe block

  • (Naut.), a block with two sheaves, one above the other, and at right angles to each other.
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Shoe bolt

  • a bolt with a flaring head, for fastening shoes on sleigh runners.
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shoe bomb

  • noun an explosive device concealed inside the heel and sole of a shoe
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shoe collar

  • noun the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot
    collar.
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shoe industry

  • noun an industry that manufactures and sells shoes
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shoe lace

  • noun a lace used for fastening shoes
    shoelace; shoestring; shoe lace.
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shoe leather

  • noun leather used to make shoes
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Shoe of an anchor

  • . (Naut.) (a) A small block of wood, convex on the back, with a hole to receive the point of the anchor fluke, used to prevent the anchor from tearing the planks of the vessel when raised or lowered. (b) A broad, triangular piece of plank placed upon the fluke to give it a better hold in soft ground.
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Shoe pac

  • a kind of moccasin. See Pac.
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shoe polish

  • noun a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwear
    blacking.
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shoe repairing

  • noun the shoemaker's trade
    shoemaking; cobbling.
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shoe shop

  • noun a shop where shoes are sold
    shoe shop; shoe store.
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Shoe stone

  • a sharpening stone used by shoemakers and other workers in leather.
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shoe store

  • noun a shop where shoes are sold
    shoe shop; shoe store.
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shoe string

  • noun a small amount of money
    shoestring.
    • he managed it on a shoestring
  • noun a lace used for fastening shoes
    shoelace; shoestring; shoe lace.
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shoe-shop

  • noun a shop where shoes are sold
    shoe shop; shoe store.
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soft-shoe

  • noun tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles
    soft-shoe dancing; soft-shoe.
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soft-shoe dancing

  • noun tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles
    soft-shoe dancing; soft-shoe.
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soft-shoe shuffle

  • noun tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles
    soft-shoe dancing; soft-shoe.
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tennis shoe

  • noun a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole
    sneaker; gym shoe.
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To cast a shoe

  • to throw off or lose a shoe, said of a horse or ox.
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venus's shoe

  • noun any of various orchids of the genus Paphiopedilum having slender flower stalks bearing 1 to several waxy flowers with pouchlike lips
    Venus's slipper; Venus' slipper.
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Wagon shoe

  • a skid, or shoe, for retarding the motion of a wagon wheel; a drag.
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walking shoe

  • noun a light comfortable shoe designed for vigorous walking
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wet-shod

Wet"-shod` adjective

Definitions
  1. Having the feet, or the shoes on the feet, wet.
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white-shoe

  • adjective satellite denoting a company or law firm owned and run by members of the WASP elite who are generally conservative
    • the politician tried to hide his white-shoe background
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wooden shoe

  • noun a shoe carved from a single block of wood
    sabot.
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work shoe

  • noun a thick and heavy shoe
    brogan; clodhopper; brogue.
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