let somebody black boots


Senior Member

¿podría alguien ayudarme?

"Once for fun, his father had let him black boots outside his house".

está hablando de un niño que le gusta mucho el dinero y es ahorrativo.

  • awonder

    Senior Member
    "His father had stopped him from delivering groceries from the small store at the corner. This did not worry him at all. He picked the eyes out of every conversation, for he knew there were hundreds of other ways of getting a living. Once for fun, his father let him..."

    Hope your help.

    Thanks in advance


    Senior Member
    Castellano, Panamá/ English-USA
    Creo que en este contexto "black Boots" se refiere a limpiar botas. Ponerle betún a las botas....
    Boots polisher ???

    Maurice le difficile

    Senior Member
    Français, Québec
    I agree with Mirlo. it occurred to me just before I saw his reply. "blacking boots" is synonymous with "shining shoes". So his father allowed him to (let him) shine shoes (black boots) outside his house. Sorry for missing it.
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