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by one's own bootstraps

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without aid or support
  • After years of struggling, she managed to pull herself up by her own bootstraps and start on a better path.

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“By one's own bootstraps.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/by%20one%27s%20own%20bootstraps. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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