an old shoe

an old shoe

Someone or something that is very familiar or comfortable, especially in an agreeably unpretentious or unrestrained manner. This car may have seen better years, but it's still like an old shoe to drive around in. My grandma is such an old shoe. She's just the best person to be around.
See also: old, shoe
References in classic literature ?
a cruel operation, which consists in cuffing a comrade who may have fallen into disgrace, not with an old shoe, but with an iron-heeled one.
The last I saw of them was, when I presently heard a scuffle behind me, and looking back, saw Joe throwing an old shoe after me and Biddy throwing another old shoe.
I walked away at a good pace, thinking it was easier to go than I had supposed it would be, and reflecting that it would never have done to have had an old shoe thrown after the coach, in sight of all the High-street.
I have three bites for each flea upon me, and all because I looked--only looked, mark you--at an old shoe in a cow-byre.
I am not worth a blow from anything better than an old shoe," said the Jackal, and listened again.
And I throw an old shoe after you for luck, and go home again.
You've said so these three months, Becky," replied Sir Pitt, "and still you go hanging on to my sister, who'll fling you off like an old shoe, when she's wore you out.
The terrible weakness had dropped from him like an old shoe.
Peggotty was prepared with an old shoe, which was to be thrown after us for luck, and which he offered to Mrs.
A BINMAN has returned [euro]1,500 found in an old shoe to an elderly Alzheimer's sufferer.
Al Tawash Shoes, the building that caught fire, was an old shoe and clothes warehouse, workers in nearby factories and eyewitnesses said.
Barclays started the revolution in 1966 when newly-recruited bank clerks joined a team of managers to launch the country's first flexible friend at an old shoe factory in Northampton.
The diligent mother ended up packing the dead sparrowhawk in an old shoe box and posting it off.
We went in and did some rehearsals, and the moment we plugged in it was like putting on an old shoe.
Helpful hints that even kids can do include sorting and recycling junk mail, making colorful and functional toy houses from used milk or juice cartons, creating a castle out of an old cardboard box, making puppets out of old socks and designing a treasure chest out of an old shoe box.