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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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The split between the two great powers in racing is hard on Mulhern because she has set about pulling Goffs up by its boot-straps since taking over as chairman at the start of the year.
In Birmingham, it risks undoing all the great strides that have been made to pull up its image by the boot-straps.
The work hard, save well, pull yourself up by your boot-straps philosophy of the British people was sabotaged.