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. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • drag oneself up by one's boot straps — See: PULL ONESELF UP BY THE BOOT STRAPS …   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

  • 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\ 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

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