old shoe


noun Informal.

a person or thing that is comfortably familiar and unpretentious: Uncle Will is a lovable old shoe.

Nearby words

  1. old saw,
  2. old saxon,
  3. old school,
  4. old school tie,
  5. old scratch,
  6. old skool,
  7. old slavic,
  8. old slavonic,
  9. old sledge,
  10. old sod

Related formsold-shoe, adjective

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Idioms and Phrases with old shoe

old shoe

see comfortable as an old shoe.

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