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a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on

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help oneself, often through improvised means

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"Hopefully we have got a few characters in there who can get some boot straps and drag the rest of the lads through it.
This is so much more powerful than waiting for people to pull themselves up by their boot straps."
He said that the Welsh Conservatives had 'pulled themselves up by their boot straps' to rebuild since the low point in 2001 when the party had no MPs representing Wales.
Here was a legend respected throughout the game and hailed as the man who could pull English rugby up by its boot straps, with his lack of previous coaching expertise conveniently overlooked.
Connie "picked herself up by the boot straps, as she would say, and lived a full, active and caring life.
Sometimes you hear people talk in terms of being able to pull themselves up by their own boot straps, I don't believe in the boot strap theory.
When I was a child my Dad, a magical man and a mug punter to his boot straps, would often return from his work in the City with a Timeform racecard purchased in Lime Street, where it was always on sale to service the needs of the many punters toiling in and around "the room" at Lloyd's of London.
Specialist schools have been hailed as the key to help pull failing schools up by their boot straps - preventing nearly half a million youngsters being put on the scrap heap each year.
But Woolworth was ingenious enough to know a good idea when he heard one, and he soon persuaded his boss to lend him $315.41 worth of "Yankee Notions" -- combs, button hooks, thimbles, collar buttons, boot straps, harmonicas and other sundry goods that made up the bulk of the 5-cent merchandise -- so that he could open up his own store in Utica, N.Y.
Stacey, who works as a training officer for Norwich Union and insists he is an "honest man", added: "Yes, she did have a past which I knew about, but people are entitled to pull themselves up by their boot straps.
And Bryan Robson's quality Middlesbrough side were clinging on by their frayed boot straps when normally nerveless veteran Digby - darling of the Swindon terraces for 10 years - had his brainstorm.
The goal should be to provide them with the opportunities that you haven't had and the kinds of experiences that you had to catch by the boot straps. Otherwise, leadership will occur by accident, as it did, regrettably, in corporate America for a while.
Unlike many of the influential figures in the Labour Party of his day, despite the taste for a finer life that was entirely the result of pulling himself up by his own boot straps, Bevan was an implacable enemy of the type of inequality that scarred the society he lived in.