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bootstrap

a method for estimating parameters by repeatedly drawing random samples, with replacement, from the collected observations.
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I cannot think of two guys who have pulled themselves up by the boot straps time and time again, blue collar level superstars than Mickey Rourke and Kris Kristofferson," says Rich.
Berwick, who looked doomed a few short weeks ago, have hauled themselves up by the boot straps and out of the bottom two, but they will have their work cut out to improve on their recent record when they travel to take on top of the table Stocksfield.
This "aha moment" has now led to an array of Style Essential products - a collection of 30-plus items - featuring such must-have products like the Hip Hugger "back-belt" to close the common back-of-jeans gap; Boot Straps for a smooth look when wearing the tuck-in trend; Silicone CoverUp nipple covers important to "deperkify" when going braless or wearing an unpadded bra; Bra Converting Clips to instantly convert the traditional bra into a cross-back style, as well as Deodorant Removing Sponge, Sweater Saver and more.
If we dragged ourselves up by our boot straps, and went all out for independence rather than watered-down devolution, we could afford, from our own resources, to electrify the Cardiff Valleys network.
Perhaps a Sir John Harvey Jonestype character could be found to pull Royal Mail up by the boot straps.
It'll be all hands to the decks, after all, to drag us up by our boot straps.
And, from our perspective, where they are failing, or not performing as well as they could do, there is no real mechanism to pull them up by their boot straps.
In turn, Croft and Kasprowicz pushed Glamorgan towards respectability, with a further 65 for the ninth wicket before Bichel plucked a caught and bowled from his boot straps to see off Croft for 59, and Kasprowicz was last man out on 33.
Now we are exporting our expertise in pulling ourselves up by the boot straps.