#IOTW: Idioms related to election

Hello, fellas! It’s election day today! Talking about election, tonight I’m going to share some idioms related to election and voting. Here they are:

  1. Throw in the towel. Meaning: to give up.


  • He knows he’s going to lose, so he decided to throw in the towel.
  1. To vote with your feet. Meaning: to leave.


  • I keep telling Ray that if he doesn’t like the job he could always vote with his feet.
  1. Press the flesh. Meaning: to shake hands.


  • Tommy did a lot of flesh pressing after he won the game.
  1. Hot air. Meaning: empty, exaggerated, or pretentious talk.


  • Don’t trust her. She always talk the hot air.
  1. Political hot potato. Meaning: something potentially dangerous or embarrassing.


  • This scandal will be a political hot potato.

The idioms are just related to election and voting, fellas. They are not only used to talk about politics. Some of the examples given above are not related to politics, so you can use them in your daily conversation.

Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.



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