“When I was a little girl, we went to the shoe store two times a year,” Parker told The Daily Beast.
Young designers, who were already operating on a shoe string, were hit particularly hard.
An initial few runs of the shoe entirely sold out—and, Hourani says, most of the customers were men.
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost, triggering a chain of events that leads to much greater debacles.
Beating someone with a shoe is the ultimate insult in Iraqi and Arab culture.
Tavia put on the shoe, but first she shook the terrier and scolded him.
Where it had pleased his pride to think that he had given her up, he found that the shoe was on the other foot.
We saw where her horse had cast a shoe, coming over Juniper Ridge.
Chip emptied his lungs of smoke, and turned the shoe in his hands.
The lights did not go out in quarters, and the guard turned out with much noise of shoe leather and rattle of guns.
Old English scoh "shoe," from Proto-Germanic *skokhaz (cf. Old Norse skor, Danish and Swedish sko, Old Frisian skoch, Old Saxon skoh, Middle Dutch scoe, Dutch schoen, Old High German scuoh, German Schuh, Gothic skoh). No known cognates outside Germanic, unless it somehow is connected with PIE root *skeu- "cover" (cf. second element in Latin ob-scurus).
Old plural form shoon lasted until 16c. Meaning "metal plate to protect a horse's hoof" is attested from late 14c. Distinction between shoe and boot (n.) is attested from c.1400. To stand in someone's shoes "see things from his or her point of view" is attested from 1767. Old shoe as a type of something worthless is attested from late 14c.
Shoes tied to the fender of a newlywed couple's car preserves the old custom (mentioned from 1540s) of throwing an old shoe at or after someone to wish them luck. Perhaps the association is with dirtiness, on the "muck is luck" theory.
Old English scogan "to shoe," from the root of shoe (n.). In reference to horses from c.1200. Related: Shoed; shoeing.
An unpleasant or disagreeable person or thing, as a bad sporting event: ran a shocker of a race (1958+)
Of various forms, from the mere sandal (q.v.) to the complete covering of the foot. The word so rendered (A.V.) in Deut. 33:25, _min'al_, "a bar," is derived from a root meaning "to bolt" or "shut fast," and hence a fastness or fortress. The verse has accordingly been rendered "iron and brass shall be thy fortress," or, as in the Revised Version, "thy bars [marg., "shoes"] shall be iron and brass."