seven league boots

seven-league boots

[sev-uhn-leeg]
noun
fairy-tale boots enabling the wearer to reach seven leagues at a stride.

Origin:
1805–15; translation of French bottes de sept lieues in the fairy tales of C. Perrault, especially Le petit Poucet (English Hop-o'-my-Thumb)

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