by one's own bootstraps

Definition of by one's own bootstraps

  1. :  without help from other people :  as a result of one's own hard work Despite many obstacles, she has pulled herself up by her own bootstraps.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

bootstrapplay bootstraps
  1. :  a looped strap sewed at the side or the rear top of a boot to help in pulling it on

  1. :  designed to function independently of outside direction :  capable of using one internal function or process to control another

    :  carried out with minimum resources or advantages

  1. :  to promote or develop by initiative and effort with little or no assistance

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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