Idioms around the footwear

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Shoes are one of the oldest garments of humanity. Every day we use idioms all around the Shoe Where the Shoe pinches, or not to pull the Shoe?

  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    Where the Shoe pinches?

    What’s going on, what “oppressed” and the Problem is — or where the Shoe pinches? The expression goes back to the legend of a Roman who showed his rich, beautiful wife parted to ask why, on his Shoe and said, “he is beautiful, but no one knows where he pushes me.”

  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    In the shoes slide

    Whoever pushes the other a bit in the shoes, not planted it decorative, but gives you the blame for his own mistakes and Misdemeanours. Thieves stayed in the middle ages, in a hostel, put in checks stolen coins in the shoes of your unsuspecting bed neighbors.

  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    The Shoe I put on me

    One look and it is not clear, the Shoe I put on me. The phrase colloquially means, so I have nothing to do, I object. Here, too, debt, or responsibility, also here I leave my “the fault is not in the shoes of” push!

  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    Conversely, a Shoe out of it

    Presumably, this expression goes to steps hundreds of years ago in the Shoe craft back away from it. A leather Shoe, in the middle ages, often a kind of coarse leather pouch that was sewn on to the left, and only later on the right, so that “a Shoe was out of it.” The saying means that someone has tackled one thing wrong or “wrong” attached.

  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    In the children’s shoes

    Immature, early in the development process and not finished yet, everything is still in its infancy, from the ingenious invention of the political process.

  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    The pulls your shoes

    The expression is used when one – rather negative – will be surprised, or something really unbearable place. The shock of a flying Shoe from the feet!

    Author: Dagmar Breitenbach


  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    Where the Shoe pinches?

    What’s going on, what “oppressed” and the Problem is — or where the Shoe pinches? The expression goes back to the legend of a Roman who showed his rich, beautiful wife parted to ask why, on his Shoe and said, “he is beautiful, but no one knows where he pushes me.”

  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    In the shoes slide

    Whoever pushes the other a bit in the shoes, not planted it decorative, but gives you the blame for his own mistakes and Misdemeanours. Thieves stayed in the middle ages, in a hostel, put in checks stolen coins in the shoes of your unsuspecting bed neighbors.

  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    The Shoe I put on me

    One look and it is not clear, the Shoe I put on me. The phrase colloquially means, so I have nothing to do, I object. Here, too, debt, or responsibility, also here I leave my “the fault is not in the shoes of” push!

  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    Conversely, a Shoe out of it

    Presumably, this expression goes to steps hundreds of years ago in the Shoe craft back away from it. A leather Shoe, in the middle ages, often a kind of coarse leather pouch that was sewn on to the left, and only later on the right, so that “a Shoe was out of it.” The saying means that someone has tackled one thing wrong or “wrong” attached.

  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    In the children’s shoes

    Immature, early in the development process and not finished yet, everything is still in its infancy, from the ingenious invention of the political process.

  • Types of talk around the Shoe

    The pulls your shoes

    The expression is used when one – rather negative – will be surprised, or something really unbearable place. The shock of a flying Shoe from the feet!

    Author: Dagmar Breitenbach


About 13 billion euros – that’s how much Germans spent in 2017, according to statistics portal Statista for shoes. Women buy more shoes than men, and in spite of the many German Shoe factories in China is for us the most important Shoe-the country of import.

In fairy-tale shoes and boots has always an important role, from the puss in boots to Cinderella. On 6. December, St. Nicholas day, filled boots for kids with candy, and brides-to-be to collect traditional coins, in order to Finance your Bridal shoes.

Types of talking to one of the oldest garments of humanity are still commonplace: one Of them is fit as a fiddle, the other a bad foot; happiness of the, the, the world is at your feet, less happy in the henpecked and in its development of some, has not yet outgrown its infancy.

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