shoe leather


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shoe leather

n
1. (Tanning) leather used to make shoes
2. save shoe leather to avoid wearing out shoes, as by taking a bus rather than walking
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Noun1.shoe leather - leather used to make shoesshoe leather - leather used to make shoes    
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
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Lemme see--how long's it been since I saved shoe leather by keeping one foot on the foot-rest?
I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe leather -- that is, when the fit is on me, for I can be spry enough at times.
His heart's a piece of old shoe leather," Rachel declared, dropping the fish.
Without friends, money, recommendation, or knowledge of business of any kind, let him find honest employment in London, which will keep him in shoe leather, and I'll give him a thousand pounds.
Limited Tenders are invited for Shoe Leather Brown (Oxford) Dms As Per Enclosed Specification
Despite that, my one brother is among the hundreds who is out every night wearing out shoe leather seeking another term.
Joe ran the shop right through the war years, selling everything from nails to laces and shoe leather.
But you want a visible contrA[degrees] ast between the colour of the shoe leather and the colour of the suit.
Elves come in the night and make a pair of shoes which he sells for more than his asking price and uses that money to pay the rent, buy food and more shoe leather.
The company has not had to waste much shoe leather on the move - it is moving from a building nearby.
No matter, a nifty bit of shoe leather cleared the way and I closed the door to keep him out.
Today, our picture shows some medieval pitchers, which were unearthed along with shoe leather and utensils, during building work on the Newcastle Arts Centre in Westgate Road, but in what year?