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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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With four minutes to go Hunt held his width after Ryan De La Harpe's break down the left wing and picked Jack Adams' pass off his boot-straps to slice down the opposite sideline and go in at the corner.
CUNA Mutual Group Chief Economist Dave Colby said the Bank of America $5 monthly fee for debit card use "may be the catalyst for the pull yourself up by your own boot-straps recovery."
"Expecting people in places like Merthyr or Blaenau Gwent to pull themselves up by their boot-straps or get on the next bus to find work, without anything like the public investment Cardiff has enjoyed is unrealistic and naive."
"Everton are such a big club it also tends to get a bit overlooked that since taking over he has really lifted the club up by its boot-straps.
"Everton are such a big club it also tends to get a bit overlooked that, since taking over, he has really lifted the club up by its boot-straps.
Competitive to his boot-straps, he racked up a number of high-profile, daredevil journalistic assignments before he embarked on a spell as an amateur jockey in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The split between the two great powers in racing is hard on Mulhern because she has set about pulling Goffs up by its boot-straps since taking over as chairman at the start of the year.
Pull yourself up by the boot-straps, consider it a learning experience, and start back at square one.