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shoe British & World English

A covering for the foot, typically made of leather, having a sturdy sole and not reaching above the ankle

the boot is on the other foot British & World English

The situation, in particular the holding of advantage, has reversed

boat shoe British & World English

A flat canvas or leather shoe with rubber soles to provide good traction on boat decks

deck shoe British & World English

A flat canvas or leather shoe with rubber soles

gym shoe British & World English

A light shoe suitable for exercise, sports, or casual wear; a trainer

hot shoe British & World English

A socket on a camera with direct electrical contacts for an attached flashgun or other accessory

shoe tree British & World English

A shaped block inserted into a shoe when it is not being worn to keep the shoe in shape

soft-shoe British & World English

A kind of tap dance performed in soft-soled shoes

tap shoe British & World English

A shoe with a specially hardened sole or attached metal plates at toe and heel to make a tapping sound in tap dancing

ballet shoe British & World English

A light, round-toed shoe with very flat heels for women or girls, resembling the type worn by ballet dancers

brake shoe British & World English

A long curved block, typically one of a pair, which presses on to the drum in a drum brake

court shoe British & World English

A woman’s plain, lightweight shoe that has a low-cut upper, no fastening, and typically a medium heel

jelly shoe British & World English

A sandal made from brightly coloured or translucent moulded plastic

saddle shoe British & World English

An oxford shoe with a piece of leather in a contrasting colour stitched across the instep, typically black or brown on a white shoe

tennis shoe British & World English

A light canvas or leather soft-soled shoe suitable for tennis or casual wear

track shoe British & World English

A running shoe

white-shoe British & World English

Denoting a company, especially a law firm, owned and run by members of the Wasp elite, generally regarded as cautious and conservative

shoe leather British & World English

Used in reference to the wear on shoes through walking

training shoe British & World English

Another term for trainer222.

walking shoe British & World English

A sturdy, practical shoe, suitable for regular or extensive walking

wait for the other shoe to drop British & World English

Be prepared for a further or consequential event or complication to occur

shoe leather in shoe British & World English

Used in reference to the wear on shoes through walking

shoebox British & World English

A box in which a pair of shoes is delivered or sold

shoehorn British & World English

A curved instrument used for easing one’s heel into a shoe

horseshoe British & World English

A shoe for a horse formed of a narrow band of iron in the form of an extended circular arc and secured to the hoof with nails

Oxford shoe in Oxford2 British & World English

A type of lace-up shoe with a low heel

shoegazing British & World English

A style of rock music characterized by a sound in which the distinctions between separate instruments and vocals are blurred

shoeshine British & World English

An act of polishing someone’s shoes, especially for payment

shoestring British & World English

A small or inadequate budget

wingtip shoe in wing tip British & World English

A shoe with a toecap having a backward-extending point and curving sides, and leather that is perforated in a standard pattern

if the cap fits, wear it British & World English

Used as a way of suggesting that someone should accept a generalized remark or criticism as applying to themselves

elevator shoe in elevator British & World English

A shoe with a raised insole designed to make the wearer appear taller

co-respondent shoes British & World English

Men’s two-toned shoes

shoebill British & World English

Another term for whale-headed stork.

shoe-billed stork in shoebill British & World English

Another term for whale-headed stork.

if the cap fits, wear it in cap1 British & World English

Used as a way of suggesting that someone should accept a generalized remark or criticism as applying to themselves

the boot is on the other foot in boot1 British & World English

The situation, in particular the holding of advantage, has reversed

wait for the other shoe to drop in shoe British & World English

Be prepared for a further or consequential event or complication to occur


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