show someone a clean pair of heels

show someone a clean pair of heels
show (someone) a clean pair of heels British to go faster than someone else in a race.

Butler showed them all a clean pair of heels as he raced for the finishing line.


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  • show someone a clean pair of heels — ► show someone a clean pair of heels informal run away from someone extremely f ast. Main Entry: ↑show …   English terms dictionary

  • show (someone) a clean pair of heels — informal run away from (someone) extremely fast. → shoveler …   English new terms dictionary

  • show someone a clean pair of heels —    If you show someone a clean pair of heels, you run faster than them when they are chasing you.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • show a clean pair of heels — show (someone) a clean pair of heels British to go faster than someone else in a race. Butler showed them all a clean pair of heels as he raced for the finishing line …   New idioms dictionary

  • show — ► VERB (past part. shown or showed) 1) be, allow, or make visible. 2) exhibit or produce for inspection or viewing. 3) represent or depict in art. 4) display or allow to be perceived (a quality, emotion, or characteristic). 5) demonstrate or… …   English terms dictionary

  • show — verb (past participle shown or showed) 1》 be, allow, or cause to be visible.     ↘exhibit or produce for inspection.     ↘present (a film or television programme) on a screen for viewing.     ↘represent or depict in art.     ↘(show oneself or one …   English new terms dictionary

  • show — show1 W1S1 [ʃəu US ʃou] v past tense showed past participle shown [ʃəun US ʃoun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(let somebody see)¦ 2¦(prove something)¦ 3¦(feelings/attitudes/qualities)¦ 4¦(explain with actions)¦ 5¦(picture/map etc)¦ 6¦(guide somebody)¦ 7¦(point at… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • show — 1 verb past tense showed past participle shown /SUn/ 1 PROVE (T) to provide facts or information that make it clear that something is true or that something exists: show (that): The latest poll clearly shows that most voters are unaware of this.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • heel — heel1 [hēl] n. [ME hele < OE hela, akin to Du hiel < Gmc * hanhila < * hanha < IE base * kenk , leg joint, heel] 1. the back part of the human foot, under the ankle and behind the instep: see CALCANEUS 2. the corresponding part of the …   English World dictionary

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