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 Shoe-loosed.Shoe a Goose (To). 
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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