die with boots on

die with boots on
die with (your) boots on to die while you are still actively involved in your work.

I never want to retire - I'd rather die with my boots on.


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  • die\ with\ one's\ boots\ on — • die in one s boots • die with one s boots on v. phr. informal To be killed or hanged rather than die in bed. The badmen of the Old West usually died in their boots. The robber said he wanted to die with his boots on …   Словарь американских идиом

  • die with your boots on — die with (your) boots on to die while you are still actively involved in your work. I never want to retire I d rather die with my boots on …   New idioms dictionary

  • Die With Your Boots On — To Die with your boots on is an idiom referring to dying while fighting or to die while actively occupied/employed/working or in the middle of some action. A person who dies with their boots on keeps working to the end, as in He’ll never quit… …   Wikipedia

  • die with one's boots on —    A person who dies with their boots on dies while still leading an active life.     He says he ll never retire. He d rather die with his boots on! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • die with one's boots on — idi die with one s boots on to die while still active in one s work …   From formal English to slang

  • die with one's boots on — die while working, die suddenly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • die with one's boots on — die in battle or while actively occupied. → boot …   English new terms dictionary

  • die with one's boots on — phrasal see die in one s boots * * * die in battle or while otherwise actively occupied …   Useful english dictionary

  • die with one's shoes on — phrasal see die in one s boots …   Useful english dictionary

  • die in one's boots — or[die with one s boots on] {v. phr.}, {informal} To be killed or hanged rather than die in bed. * /The badmen of the Old West usually died in their boots./ * /The robber said he wanted to die with his boots on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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