A man without shoes; an unnatural kinsman, a selfish prodigal
(Hebrew). If a man refused to marry his brother's widow, the woman
pulled off his shoe in the presence of the elders, spat in his face,
and called him “shoe-loosed.” (Deut. xxv. 9.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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