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bovver boots

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(Clothing & Fashion) slang Brit heavy boots worn by some teenage youths in Britain, used in gang fights
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bovver boots

pl (dated Brit sl) → Rockerstiefel pl
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In My Head even manages to conflate a spiky Smiths jangle with foot on the monitor bovver boot beat.
interview method disguising the investigative size-nine bovver boot she was about to swing the singer's way.
Their lyrics creep through a small town's darkly exotic underbelly, imagining characters and bovver boot ballets in a way that recalls Morrissey (so that's where the silly Smiths comparisons have come from).
Even Mr Justice Lightman got into the bovver boot act with his judgment.
Blair beware; a little more humility and a sense of God's grace might avoid trampling on religious toes with a giant bovver boot.
The brainchild of photographer Nick Knight, he claims it was inspired by his pics of an early '80s bovver boot rally in East London which exploded into bone-crunching violence across Brick Lane's cobbles, capturing that day's smell of "sweat, boot polish and local curry houses".
The Gazette had warned readers to beware rival gangs of "so called bovver boot boys".
The band that mixed glam rock with bovver boot anthems had a chequered career before alighting on the magic formula that turned them into one of the '70s greatest singles acts.
Middle-aged men with buzz-cuts and bovver boots, their families in tow.
Indeed, the iconic British footwear icon has released a new design line of eight-eye bovver boots featuring the artwork from the controversial group's albums, such as The Day The Earth Spat Blood and Go, Go Demented.
Plans for trade union reform introduced yesterday are the most restrictive proposals since Norman Tebbit stuck his bovver boots into the workers 30 years ago.