boot\ strap

See: pull oneself up by the bootstraps

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

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  • boot-strap — loop at the top of a boot used to help in pulling it on …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boot strap — See: PULL ONESELF UP BY THE BOOTSTRAPS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • boot strap — See: PULL ONESELF UP BY THE BOOTSTRAPS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • boot|strap — …   Useful english dictionary

  • boot-strap — …   Useful english dictionary

  • boot strap business —  A venture started with very little capital …   American business jargon

  • Strap — Strap, n. [OE. strope, AS. stropp, L. stroppus, struppus, perhaps fr. Gr. ? a band or cord, fr. ? to twist, to turn (cf. {Strophe}). Cf. {Strop} a strap, a piece of rope.] 1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strap bolt — Strap Strap, n. [OE. strope, AS. stropp, L. stroppus, struppus, perhaps fr. Gr. ? a band or cord, fr. ? to twist, to turn (cf. {Strophe}). Cf. {Strop} a strap, a piece of rope.] 1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strap head — Strap Strap, n. [OE. strope, AS. stropp, L. stroppus, struppus, perhaps fr. Gr. ? a band or cord, fr. ? to twist, to turn (cf. {Strophe}). Cf. {Strop} a strap, a piece of rope.] 1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strap hinge — Strap Strap, n. [OE. strope, AS. stropp, L. stroppus, struppus, perhaps fr. Gr. ? a band or cord, fr. ? to twist, to turn (cf. {Strophe}). Cf. {Strop} a strap, a piece of rope.] 1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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