April 24, 2014

Idiom: as tough as old boots

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Boots with spurs. Idiom: as tough as old boots

If someone is as tough as old boots they have a very strong character and can cope with bad conditions and a lot of work.

If something is as tough as old boots it is very strong and does not break or tear easily.


Examples of use:

1. My grandmother is as tough as old boots. She lives alone on her farm and works outside all winter.

2. I rode this motor bike across Europe. It's as tough as old boots.

 

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