Idiom: Pull yourself up by your bootstraps

Idiom Definitions for 'Pull yourself up by your bootstraps'


Meaning 1:

If you pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you make the effort to improve things for yourself.

Meaning 2:

If you pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you improve your problem or situation by your own efforts, without anyone else's help.

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