winkle-pickers


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winkle-pickers

pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) shoes or boots with very pointed narrow toes, popular in the mid-20th century
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winkle-pickers

pl (Brit hum inf) → spitze Schuhe pl
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The group arrived in their sharp Mod suits and winkle-pickers to go straight into a series of photoshoots.
Then came the Mersey groups, led by those other Beatles, with their sharp-toed shoes called winkle-pickers.
The Welsh fans couldn't believe it when in the last three minutes their inside-right Ken Leek scored two classic goals to give the cocky Scots the biggest kick in the pants they've ever Each week we take a step back in time and give you a match report from a game of yesteryear had - and with winkle-pickers too.
Saucy topics that the Nanas struggle to explain without sounding rude include Soggy Bottom, Winkle-pickers and Udders.
His were big, white winkle-pickers to fill but his latest successor at Gateshead has made a canny stab at it.
When I was at school the problem was with hair grown much too long and wearing winkle-pickers with Cuban heels.
Clarke is rightly feted now, all the great and the good bow down to kiss his scuffed winkle-pickers.
(Available from Paxton & Whitfield in Stratford or online at www.paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.) 4 Funky footwear: Too old for winkle-pickers, too young for slippers?
But from winkle-pickers and stilettos to six-inch platforms, the laws of fashion haven't always been the kindest on the feet of us ladies.
Thank God he's such a good piano player though, because his acting is so stiff it looks like he's been glued to a skateboard by his crocodile-skin winkle-pickers and literally trundled onto the set.
Winkle-pickers, tight black jeans, a white rock star T-shirt and a black waistcoat did not match my clean-cut boyish complexion.
He was two years ahead of me so in my mind was terribly sophisticated; he wore the pointiest winkle-pickers in the school and drainpipe jeans so tight you could almost see the veins on his legs.