In case you missed it, Sen. Lindsey Graham already proposed putting U.S. boots on the ground to secure Syrian chemical weapons.
Its new board member is part of “the reason that tyrants in the Middle East are now trembling in their boots.”
Asked what three items he still had to have in his suitcase, Zee said: “The boots, the puffer jacket, and a pair of solid jeans.”
Kelly: There's no magic formula—you need the boots on the ground.
Later, another senior NCO chased me down the hall to gripe about how my pants met my boots.
He took off his coat, and slunk to his armchair, where he began to take off his boots.
Ben had drawn off his boots, and was firing them one after the other at the door.
He cleaned his own boots a little, washed his hands in a puddle, and sang.
In an English hotel, would the chef sit down to talk with boots?
Whether the boots shall be nailed or not is a matter of taste.
footwear, early 14c., from Old French bote "boot" (12c.), with corresponding words in Provençal and Spanish, of unknown origin, perhaps from a Germanic source. Originally for riding boots only. An old Dorsetshire word for "half-boots" was skilty-boots [Halliwell, Wright].
"profit, use," Old English bot "help, relief, advantage; atonement," literally "a making better," from Proto-Germanic *boto (see better (adj.)). Cf. German Buße "penance, atonement," Gothic botha "advantage." Now mostly in phrase to boot (Old English to bote).
"to kick," 1877, American English, from boot (n.1). Generalized sense of "eject, kick out" is from 1880. Related: Booted; booting.
"start up a computer," 1975, from bootstrap (v.), a 1958 derived verb from bootstrap (n.) in the computer sense.