by\ one's\ own\ bootstraps

• pull oneself up by the bootstraps
• pull oneself up by one's own bootstraps
• drag oneself up by one's boot straps
adv. phr.
To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts.

He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • by one's own bootstraps — See: PULL ONE SELF UP BY THE BOOTSTRAPS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by one's own bootstraps — See: PULL ONE SELF UP BY THE BOOTSTRAPS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull\ oneself\ up\ by\ one's\ own\ bootstraps — • pull oneself up by the bootstraps • pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps • drag oneself up by one s boot straps adv. phr. To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull oneself up by one's (own) bootstraps — idi pull oneself up by one s (own) bootstraps, to become a success through one s own efforts …   From formal English to slang

  • bootstraps — n. to pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps ( to emerge from poverty through one s own efforts ) * * * to pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps ( to emerge from poverty through one s own efforts ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bootstraps — To get on by one s own efforts ● boot * * * bootstraps UK [ˈbuːtˌstræps] US [ˈbutˌstræps] noun Phrase: pull yourself up by your bootstraps …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull\ oneself\ up\ by\ the\ bootstraps — • pull oneself up by the bootstraps • pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps • drag oneself up by one s boot straps adv. phr. To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drag\ oneself\ up\ by\ one's\ boot\ straps — • pull oneself up by the bootstraps • pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps • drag oneself up by one s boot straps adv. phr. To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull oneself up by the bootstraps — or[pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps] {adv. phr.} To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. * /He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull oneself up by the bootstraps — or[pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps] {adv. phr.} To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. * /He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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