old shoe

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

old-shoe, adjective
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old shoe

see comfortable as an old shoe.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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The shack in the backyard, her father's old shoe-repair shop, appears ready to topple with one strong shove.
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