"dead-men’s shoes" Definition

  1. property which cannot be claimed until after decease of present holder. “To wait for a pair of DEAD-MEN’S SHOES,” is considered a wearisome affair. It is used by Fletcher:— “And ’tis a general shrift, that most men use, But yet ’tis tedious waiting DEAD MEN’S SHOES.” _Fletcher’s Poems_, p. 256.

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Position in the dictionary: 942 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: dead-set, dead’un, deaner, death, death-hunter, deck, dee, delicate, demirep, derby-dog
Previous words in the dictionary: dead-men, dead-man, dead-lurk, dead-lock, dead-letter, dead-horse, dead-heat, dead-beat, dead-amiss, dead-alive

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