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Hairy at the Heel

A Courtland, Alabama, woman wonders about the phrase hairy at the heel. Along with hairy-heeled, hairy about the heels, and hairy about the fetlocks, this snobby term describes someone who is considered ill-bred. It derives from the fact that non...

Flat Tire Shoe

A flat tire is a slang term for the result of stepping on someone’s heel so that their shoe comes loose. This is part of a complete episode.

heeling

heeling  n.— «Even if one hasn’t had firsthand experience zipping across sidewalks on a pair of shoes with wheels in the heels, most everyone is familiar with “heeling,” as the activity is called.» —“Heelys Hazardous for...