a person or thing that is comfortably familiar and unpretentious: Uncle Will is a lovable old shoe.
- old-shoe, adjective
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How to use old shoe in a sentence
And a perfectly amber whisky might as well taste like an old shoe.Why Natural Color Is So Crucial To Understanding A Whisky’s Flavors | | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now to my young mistresses go I; somebody cast an old shoe after me.
La savate—a military practice of beating with an old shoe soldiers unskilful at drill.Bouvard and Pcuchet | Gustave Flaubert
Paul took from under the thwart an old shoe-knife which had been ground down to one third of its original width.Little By Little | William Taylor Adams
Your correspondents assume that the old shoe was thrown after the bride for luck, and for luck only.
Don't let me feel that you have merely played with me, and are ready to cast me off like an old shoe when you are tired.Brooke's Daughter | Adeline Sergeant
Other Idioms and Phrases with old shoe
see comfortable as an old shoe.
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