die in one's boots

phrasal or die with one's boots on also die in one's shoes or die with one's shoes on
: to die otherwise than from disease or old age; especially : to die as a result of the violent act of another

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die in one's boots or with one's boots on
To die while still working, still in harness
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Main Entry:boot

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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 —    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 in one's boots — v. die while working, die an unnatural death; die a sudden death …   English contemporary dictionary

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