Definition of Pull oneself up by one's bootstraps

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To begin an enterprise or recover from a setback without any outside help; to succeed only on one's own effort or abilities. ¹



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pull Oneself Up By One's Bootstraps

pull factors
pull from the fire
pull in
pull in one's horns
pull my finger
pull off
pull on
pull one's finger out
pull one's head in
pull one's own weight
pull one's punches
pull one's socks up
pull one's weight
pull oneself together
pull oneself up by one's bootstraps
pull out all the stops
pull out of the fire
pull out of the hat
pull over
pull punches
pull quote
pull quotes
pull rank
pull round
pull somebody's leg
pull someone's bacon out of the fire
pull someone's chestnuts out of the fire

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