bet (one's) boots

(redirected from bet your boots)

bet (one's) boots

To be so certain of something as to be (figuratively) willing to bet an important or essential personal possession, e.g., one's shoes. I'd bet my boots that there will be a cure for cancer by the time I reach 60. You can bet your boots the government knows all sorts of things they aren't telling us.
See also: bet, boot
References in classic literature ?
You can bet your boots I'd have routed her out fast enough.
If a man tells you he's a gentleman you can bet your boots he isn't," he retorted.
Now that might not have been Paul Hartley's philosophy before September but you can bet your boots it is now.
If Hodgson picked Williamson, even just to see him in training, you can bet your boots there would be an outcry from Little Englanders who couldn't point out Newcastle on a map.
Even if Moyes does buy big in the summer, you can bet your boots City will bring in another marquee player to tighten their grip at the top whether they win the title or not.
But you can bet your boots that there will not be a lot of youngsters from Manchester schools turning out at Old Trafford in the foreseeable future.
And if the test was positive, you could bet your boots that you had found a resistant bacillus.
And you can bet your boots they will against Valencia and Man Utd, because they'll have to.
And you can bet your boots that Gee Dee Nen is very far removed from a no-hoper.
If we thought there was a product out there that we could strike and fight and win, then you can bet your boots we would be striking over it.
You can bet your boots that we'll see similar test spas and spa ranges from P&G, Beiersdorf and L'Oreal, before too long.
It remains to be seen what will be included in Labour's version of patriotism, but you can bet your boots it will include politically-correct policies.
Some of my favorite secret stands don't produce a flood of deer, but you can bet your boots that something's going to come down that trail.
And if you haven't heard of O'Connor then you can bet your boots you know all about his neighbour - the Duke of Wellington.
So if you're having trouble in the major urban centres like Sudbury, you can bet your boots that smaller communities are having even more problems.