Idiom: Pull yourself up by your bootstraps
Meaning: If you pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you make the effort to improve things for yourself.Country: International English | Subject Area: Clothes | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
If you pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you improve your problem or situation by your own efforts, without anyone else's help.Country: International English | Subject Area: Clothes | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Pull up your socks
- Pull the wool over someone's eyes
- Pull someone's leg
- Pull in the reins
- Pull strings
- Pull no punches
- Pull your punches
- Pull out all the stops
- Pull the fat from the fire
- Pull out of the fire
- Pull a rabbit out of your hat
- Wouldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding
- Pull the pin
- Pull the other one, it's got brass bells on
- Pull your weight
- Pull your finger out!
- Pull your chain
- Pull the trigger
- Pull rank
- Pull the plug
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