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beetle-crusher

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Definition of beetle-crusher in English:

noun

British humorous
A large boot, shoe, or foot.
Example sentences
  • Get into the swing, whatever your age, dress in your best beetle-crushers and dust off that Bryl Cream.
  • A little foot not like our beetle-crushers, but something miniature, fairylike, allegorical.
  • Up stepped Ronnie, king of the local Teds, in his beetle-crushers, liquorice-stick trousers, mock-Edwardian jacket, string tie, and hair styled into a DA over his velvet collar.

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