comfortable\ as\ an\ old\ shoe

adj. phr. informal
Pleasant and relaxed; not stiff, strict or too polite; easy to talk and work with.

The stranger was as comfortable as an old shoe, and we soon were talking like old friends.


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

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  • comfortable as an old shoe — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Pleasant and relaxed; not stiff, strict or too polite; easy to talk and work with. * /The stranger was as comfortable as an old shoe, and we soon were talking like old friends./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • comfortable as an old shoe — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Pleasant and relaxed; not stiff, strict or too polite; easy to talk and work with. * /The stranger was as comfortable as an old shoe, and we soon were talking like old friends./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old-shoe — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : characterized by familiarity or freedom from restraint : comfortable, unpretentious old shoe and easy to talk with Ernie Pyle * * * old shoe «OHLD SHOO», adjective. U.S. pleasantly casual; informal: »Buchwald s manner is so …   Useful english dictionary

  • old-shoe — adjective Date: 1944 characterized by familiarity or freedom from restraint ; comfortable, unpretentious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • as an old shoe — See: COMFORTABLE AS AN OLD SHOE, COMMON AS AN OLD SHOE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as an old shoe — See: COMFORTABLE AS AN OLD SHOE, COMMON AS AN OLD SHOE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as\ an\ old\ shoe — See: comfortable as an old shoe, common as an old shoe …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoe — See: COMFORTABLE AS AN OLD SHOE, COMMON AS AN OLD SHOE, FILL ONE S SHOES, IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT, IN ONE S SHOES, SHAKE IN ONE S SHOES, SADDLE SHOE, STEP INTO ONE S SHOES, WHERE THE SHOE PINCHES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoe — See: comfortable as an old shoe, common as an old shoe, fill one s shoes, if the shoe fits, wear it, in one s shoes, shake in one s shoes, saddle shoe, step into one s shoes, where the shoe pinches …   Словарь американских идиом

  • old — See: CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, COMFORTABLE AS AN OLD SHOE, COMMON AS AN OLD SHOE, OF OLD …   Dictionary of American idioms

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