dead men's shoes

Dead men's shoes
If promotion or success requires replacing somebody, then it can only be reached by dead men's shoes' by getting rid of them.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • dead men's shoes — Succession to someone who dies • • • Main Entry: ↑dead * * * property or a position coveted by a prospective successor but available only on a person s death …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead men's shoes — ► dead men s shoes property or a position coveted by a prospective successor but available only on a person s death or departure. Main Entry: ↑shoe …   English terms dictionary

  • dead men's shoes —    If promoton or success requres repacng somebody, then t can ony be reached by dead men s shoes by gettng rd of them.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Dead men's shoes —   If promotion or success requires replacing somebody, then it can only be reached by dead men s shoes by getting rid of them …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • dead men's shoes — property or a position coveted by a prospective successor but available only on a person s death. → shoe …   English new terms dictionary

  • it’s ill waiting for dead men’s shoes — The earlier form of the proverb, exemplified in quots. c 1549 and 1721, is no longer found. The metaphorical phrase to wait for dead men’s shoes is also illustrated below. 1530 J. PALSGRAVE L’éclaircissement de la Langue Française 306v Thou… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Dead Man's Shoes (2004 film) — Dead Man s Shoes UK DVD cover Directed by Shane Meadows Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • dead — see let the dead bury the dead dead men don’t bite dead men tell no tales blessed are the dead that the rain rains on the only good Indian is a dead Indian it’s ill waiting for dead men’s shoes …   Proverbs new dictionary

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  • Alan Harper (Two and a Half Men) — This article is about the Two and a Half Men character. For other uses, see Alan Harper (disambiguation). Alan Harper Two and a Half Men character First appearance …   Wikipedia


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