pull oneself up by the bootstraps

pull oneself up by the bootstraps
or[pull oneself up by one's own bootstraps] {adv. phr.} To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. * /He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps./

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  • pull\ oneself\ up\ by\ the\ bootstraps — • pull oneself up by the bootstraps • pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps • drag oneself up by one s boot straps adv. phr. To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull oneself up by the bootstraps — or[pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps] {adv. phr.} To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. * /He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull\ oneself\ up\ by\ one's\ own\ bootstraps — • pull oneself up by the bootstraps • pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps • drag oneself up by one s boot straps adv. phr. To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps …   Словарь американских идиом

  • by the bootstraps — See: PULL ONESELF UP BY THE BOOTSTRAPS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by the bootstraps — See: PULL ONESELF UP BY THE BOOTSTRAPS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by\ the\ bootstraps — See: pull oneself up by the bootstraps …   Словарь американских идиом

  • by\ one's\ own\ bootstraps — • pull oneself up by the bootstraps • pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps • drag oneself up by one s boot straps adv. phr. To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drag\ oneself\ up\ by\ one's\ boot\ straps — • pull oneself up by the bootstraps • pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps • drag oneself up by one s boot straps adv. phr. To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps …   Словарь американских идиом

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