old-shoe
adjective Date: 1944 characterized by familiarity or freedom from restraint ; comfortable, unpretentious

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  • old shoe — old shoe, adj. Informal. a person or thing that is comfortably familiar and unpretentious: Uncle Will is a lovable old shoe. * * * …   Universalium

  • old shoe — old shoe, adj. Informal. a person or thing that is comfortably familiar and unpretentious: Uncle Will is a lovable old shoe …   Useful english dictionary

  • old shoe — old′ shoe′ adj. cvb inf comfortably familiar or unpretentious • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • old-shoe — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : characterized by familiarity or freedom from restraint : comfortable, unpretentious old shoe and easy to talk with Ernie Pyle * * * old shoe «OHLD SHOO», adjective. U.S. pleasantly casual; informal: »Buchwald s manner is so …   Useful english dictionary

  • common as an old shoe — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Not showing off; not vain; modest; friendly to all. * /Although Mr. Jones ran a large business, he was common as an old shoe./ * /The most famous people are sometimes as common as an old shoe./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • common as an old shoe — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Not showing off; not vain; modest; friendly to all. * /Although Mr. Jones ran a large business, he was common as an old shoe./ * /The most famous people are sometimes as common as an old shoe./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • comfortable as an old shoe — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Pleasant and relaxed; not stiff, strict or too polite; easy to talk and work with. * /The stranger was as comfortable as an old shoe, and we soon were talking like old friends./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • comfortable as an old shoe — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Pleasant and relaxed; not stiff, strict or too polite; easy to talk and work with. * /The stranger was as comfortable as an old shoe, and we soon were talking like old friends./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as an old shoe — See: COMFORTABLE AS AN OLD SHOE, COMMON AS AN OLD SHOE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as an old shoe — See: COMFORTABLE AS AN OLD SHOE, COMMON AS AN OLD SHOE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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