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Another pair of shoes

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Another pair of shoes (coll.) quite a different matter
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceĆ³; Goth. skohs, Ger. schuh.

Usage

In literature:

What Mr Harmon risks, is quite another pair of shoes.
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens
We'll show 'em another pair of shoes than that, Pip; won't us?
"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens
But they can raise something else; which is altogether another pair of shoes.
"What's Wrong With The World" by G.K. Chesterton
There was no need to work then; but now it is another pair of shoes, for I have spent nearly all I had saved.
"Caught In The Net" by Emile Gaboriau
At last he saw another set of men, who were struggling for the possession of a pair of shoes.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
For instance, one American Indian may take it from a pair of skates, another from a pair of shoes.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
That would have been another pair of shoes.
"The Devil's Garden" by W. B. Maxwell
Another pair of shoes was made from barrel staves.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
What it was is another pair of shoes.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
I will see if I cannot get you another place, and a pair of stockings and shoes too, for you are barefoot.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Their irruption into the world of practical politics, into her own life, was, however, another pair of shoes.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
In course, if he's only himself to thank for coming my way, that's another pair of shoes.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
At last he saw another set of men, who were struggling for the possession of a pair of shoes.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Si freely gave up his sole extra shirt, and another donated a pair of reserve shoes.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
As for the Flemish school, that's quite another pair of shoes.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
Money with a title like yours is quite another pair of shoes.
"A Poached Peerage" by William Magnay
She bought still another pair of shoes, and these, too, got worn out on the road.
"Basque Legends" by Wentworth Webster
Venetia's quite another pair of shoes.
"Joan Thursday" by Louis Joseph Vance
That's a pair of shoes of another pattern.
"The Heath Hover Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
This, with a pair of shoes purchased at another store, made him look quite like his usual self.
"The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats" by James R. Mears
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