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Dead men's shoes

Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 19, 2001

In Reply to: Dead men's shoes posted by Lisa on June 19, 2001

: I'm trying to find the origin of the phrase "looking after dead men's shoes" ... thanks.

Dead men's shoes.
Waiting or looking for dead men's shoes. Counting on some advantage to which you will succeed when the present possessor is dead.