| Share
 

Dead Men's Shoes

Waiting for dead men's shoes. Looking out for legacies; looking to stand in the place of some moneyed man when he is dead and buried.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Dead Men's Shoes from Infoplease:

  • Dead Men's Shoes - Dead Men's Shoes Waiting for dead men's shoes. Looking out for legacies; looking to stand ...
  • Shoe - Shoe (See Chopine.) Shoe. It was at one time thought unlucky to put on the left shoe before the ...
  • Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: D - Definitions, origins, and illustrative excerpts for words, phases, and literary allusions starting with "D"

Related Content

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring