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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.
Pull yourself up by the boot-straps, consider it a learning experience, and start back at square one.
But he was not prepared to outstay his welcome, and the least Hussain deserved for dragging English cricket's reputation up by its boot-straps was an exit through the front door instead of being smuggled out of a side exit.