pull oneself up by one's bootstraps

To begin an enterprise or recover from a setback without any outside help; to succeed only on ones own effort or abilities.

We cant get a loan, so well just have to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps.


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  • pull oneself up by one's bootstraps — ► pull oneself up by one s bootstraps improve one s position by one s own efforts. Main Entry: ↑bootstrap …   English terms dictionary

  • pull oneself up by one's bootstraps — pull oneself up by one s (own) bootstraps improve one s position by one s own efforts …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull oneself up by one's bootstraps — improve one s position by one s own efforts. → bootstrap …   English new terms dictionary

  • pull\ oneself\ up\ by\ one's\ own\ bootstraps — • pull oneself up by the bootstraps • pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps • drag oneself up by one s boot straps adv. phr. To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull oneself up by one's (own) bootstraps — idi pull oneself up by one s (own) bootstraps, to become a success through one s own efforts …   From formal English to slang

  • pull\ oneself\ up\ by\ the\ bootstraps — • pull oneself up by the bootstraps • pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps • drag oneself up by one s boot straps adv. phr. To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull oneself up by the bootstraps — or[pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps] {adv. phr.} To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. * /He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull oneself up by the bootstraps — or[pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps] {adv. phr.} To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. * /He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drag\ oneself\ up\ by\ one's\ boot\ straps — • pull oneself up by the bootstraps • pull oneself up by one s own bootstraps • drag oneself up by one s boot straps adv. phr. To succeed without help; succeed by your own efforts. He had to pull himself up by the bootstraps …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull — [[t]p ʊl[/t]] ♦♦ pulls, pulling, pulled 1) VERB When you pull something, you hold it firmly and use force in order to move it towards you or away from its previous position. [V n with adv] They have pulled out patients teeth unnecessarily... [V n …   English dictionary

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