bet the buttoned boots you haven’t got

opjeshke

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Albanian
I have:

“It’s lucky,” he said, “that Hubert looks so unaccustomed to lying.”
“I suppose,” murmured Dinny, “this will be in the papers.”
“On that, my nymph, you may
bet the buttoned boots you haven’t got.”


Now I know "You bet your boots!" and "bet (one's) boots", but is there any special reason why he adds "buttoned boots" and "you haven’t got"? Or is it just to make it even stronger?

Reference: Maid in Waiting, by John Galsworthy
 
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