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1A person whose job is mending shoes.
- ‘I'm fortunate in having a decent cobbler nearby, so I can get boots reheeled until the uppers collapse.’
- ‘Each small community would have had its local cobbler who produced shoes to fit each individual customer uniquely.’
- ‘I'm giving the impression I'm like the cobbler with the shoe-making elves.’
- ‘She only knew that the pointed shoes the cobbler made for everyone else hurt her feet.’
- ‘The old cobbler who had been mending shoes in the doorway of a building was unexpectedly replaced by a stranger.’
- ‘He'd go to a cobbler and say ‘I want my shoes just so’ and that's how they got their gear.’
- ‘Every house had a last for putting tips on heels and patches on soles but they were brought to the cobbler when new soles were needed.’
- ‘He also worked as a master cobbler, mending shoes.’
- ‘I passed the cobbler and the tailor's shop, then turned the corner.’
- ‘There are no more cobblers who make shoes (well, there are some who cater to highly specialized foot issues).’
- ‘You should consider a wider pair of shoes or have a cobbler stretch yours.’
- ‘In the quiet twilight, the cobbler slowly set down his tools, laying the wooden shoe at the foot of his stool and rising slowly.’
- ‘Nothing is more important to a cobbler or shoe designer.’
- ‘We had the candles, hatters, cobblers and bakers representing the strong trades in Rathkeale in the 19th century.’
- ‘A cobbler may make shoes, and then sell them to acquire the money to buy food and clothes.’
- ‘Given that he is a competent cobbler with a market for his products, it would be foolish of him to turn his hand to another trade.’
- ‘This is a triumphant return to the screen for him after his five-year break, partly spent pursuing the craft of the shoemakers - cobblers, in fact.’
- ‘Everyone shared what they had with others, doctors treated neighbourhood children free of charge, cobblers repaired boots free of charge and so on.’
- ‘Born to a family of shoemakers, he received little formal education and, on the death of his mother, was apprenticed to another cobbler when he was just ten years old.’
- ‘I even stopped in the cobblers to say hello to the shoemaker's wife, and promised to buy my next pair of shoes from them.’
2[mass noun] An iced drink made with wine or sherry, sugar, and lemon.‘sherry cobbler’
3North American A dessert consisting of fruit baked in a deep dish with a thick, cake-like crust on top.‘apricot cobbler’
- ‘A faint scent curiously similar to blackberry cobbler wafted on a warm draft from the beaker.’
- ‘For dessert I had the only thing I hadn't had - the apple cherry cobbler a la mode.’
- ‘A steaming, fresh-from-the-oven blackberry cobbler served with dairy cream was for dessert.’
- ‘This just feels like when I eat my grandmother's peach cobbler.’
- ‘There is a freshly baked berry cobbler sitting by the stove.’
- ‘This doesn't mean that I give friends or strangers the right to lecture me about how much sugar or fat is in the piece of peach cobbler I'm eating.’
- ‘For dessert, we ordered a peach and huckleberry cobbler with vanilla gelato and four spoons.’
- ‘Be sure to try one of her sliced lemon cakes, her over-the-top peach cobbler or her wonderfully restrained sweet potato pie.’
- ‘The cobblers I usually make have crumby toppings; this one would turn out biscuity.’
- ‘I'll have a piece of berry cobbler when you can get around to it.’
- ‘They bring steaming trays of potato kugel and berry cobbler, bottles of grape juice and sweet wine.’
- ‘The plate contained a large slice of peach cobbler, with the juicy slices of golden peaches oozing from beneath a golden brown crust.’
- ‘How about some of that blackberry cobbler, Miss Birdie?’
- ‘They came up with a menu, and put together a meal to serve the class: biscuits and gravy, peach cobbler, and plantation punch.’
- ‘We eat our chicken and kugel, and then we serve the raspberry cobbler for dessert.’
- ‘When you arrive, be sure to introduce yourself to this unique part of Texas with a local favorite: black cherry cobbler à la mode.’
- ‘The food is often some concoction of lamb, frequently accompanied by rice, sweet potatoes, warm bread, and finished with a desert such as plumb cobbler with cream.’
- ‘The bushes produce enough berries for a cobbler or a crumble, but not enough for jam.’
- ‘A delicious dinner of ham, fried potatoes, hot corn bread, fresh butter, wild bee honey, and huckleberry cobbler is served.’
- ‘Whence our merriment came to a full and complete stop, we settled down around a freshly baked apple cobbler.’
4British informal A man's testicles.‘I've been kicked in the cobblers a few times’
- 4.1Nonsense.‘I thought it was a load of cobblers’
- ‘Does it appear to be a myth because other foodstuffs are preventing any noticeable beneficial change from abstaining from eating chocolate or is it all a load of cobblers?’
- ‘It's all a load of cobblers really - the easiest way to ‘disarm’ the country would have been to not sell them the weapons in the first place.’
- ‘I don't think that I have read, and listened to, such a load of cobblers in my life.’
- ‘The crowd was heard to be saying, ‘What a load of cobblers.’’
- ‘Most of you got it right because 66.7 per cent guessed my last story was a load of cobblers.’
- ‘The life industry pays lip service to the need for greater transparency, but it's a load of cobblers.’
- ‘I've always thought your clash of civilisations thesis was - as we say here in Britain - a load of cobblers.’
5Australian NZ informal The last sheep to be shorn.
let the cobbler stick to his last
proverb People should only concern themselves with things they know something about.
- ‘My advise to the company: let the cobbler stick to his last.’
Middle English: of unknown origin.
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