I have seen "bootstrap" in a few sentences. What does it mean or which expressions contain this word?

"We ended up in a right bootstrap last night"

"Bootstrap you horney bugger"

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    It means a quite different thing in Australian slang than American, from the sound of those sentences. You should probably narrow the tagging accordingly: pick one. May 13, 2015 at 5:19
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    Yes, but it might work better to ask as separate questions: 'What does "bootstrap" mean in Australian slang?', for example. When each possible answer has to contain two or three parts, that's not good May 13, 2015 at 5:28
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    This isn't something I've heard before. Do you have a source for it?
    – jimsug
    May 28, 2015 at 13:11
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    You are asking for expressions using bootstrap, yet you claim to have seen it in some sentences. Can you please share them?
    – Ast Pace
    Jun 3, 2015 at 3:06
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    Bootstrap in America is a loop of material attached to the top of a boot allowing one to pull the boot onto ones foot easier. It also is used in the phrase to pull yourself up by your bootstraps - meaning to work your way out of a mess without anyone else's help - the "American Way". In computer science, I run into more often as a small piece of computer code that, when run, which allows another more complex piece of code to execute. Jun 10, 2015 at 22:21


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