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 Shoe-loosed.Shoe a Goose (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shoe Pinches.
 
No one knows where the shoe pinches like the wearer. This was said by a Roman sage who was blamed for divorcing his wife, with whom he seemed to live happily.   1
       
“For, God it wot, he sat ful still and song,
When that his scho ful bitterly him wrong.”
       
Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 6,074.
 


 Shoe-loosed.Shoe a Goose (To). 

 
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