Posted by RRC on September 01, 2007
In Reply to: Re: Keep your shoes on posted by Smokey Stover on September 01, 2007
: : What does the phrase: "keep your shoes on for the health of the environment" mean?
: This is a good example of phrases that cry out for a context. Depends on where it's posted, and who's doing the posting. I think it might be a snarky way of saying, "Don't go barefoot; God knows what you'll be stepping in, perhaps snakes and all sorts of bugs and worms. And think about them, too; your shoes may be better for them than your feet!" But without context I really don't know.
I think you've got the shoe on the wrong foot. It's a snarky way of saying your feet stink.