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beetle crushers

feet: How are your beetle crushers?

Contributor's comments: [Perth informant] 'Beetle crushers' are any hard leather shoe (i.e. not a jogger or sandal).

Contributor's comments: I read the term "beetle crushers" in a pre-World War II English girls' school story. It must have had currency in England.

Contributor's comments: My dad uses this one and he's from Scotland. Also uses the term "clod-hoppers".