#IOTW: Idioms related to election

As we all know today is the second day of Indonesia’s election campaign season. Now let me share some idioms related to election tonight.

Or perhaps you know any that you can share here? Feel free to mention us. Don’t forget to RT if you find them interesting.

  1. Two horse race. Meaning: kompetisi/pemilihan yang tidak punya banyak kemungkinan pemenang.
    • Example:
      • “Will this year’s election be a two horse race?”
  2. To vote with your feet. Meaning: pergi/meninggalkan (tempat).
    • Ezample:
      • “If you don’t like my decision you can vote with your feet.”
  3. Politically correct (PC). Meaning: tidak menggunakan bahasa yang menyebabkan orang lain tersinggung/terluka.
    • Example:
      • “She is always PC.”
  4. Political football. Meaning: masalah yang tidak bisa diselesaikan karena politik di dalamnya (kontroversial).
    • Example:
      • “Many issues are political football.”
  5. Hot air. Meaning: omongan yang kosong; berlebihan; sok.
    • Example:
      • “Politicians are usually full of hot air.”
  6. Election fever. Meaning: hiruk-pikuk media tiap kali pemilihan umum diumumkan.
    • Example:
      • “The media is suffering from election fever right now.”
  7. Toe the party line. Meaning: menyesuaikan dengan standar/aturan partai politik Anda.
    • Example:
      • “He’s trying hard to toe the party line.”
  8. Political hot potato. Meaning: sesuatu yang berpotensi berbahaya/memalukan.
    • Example:
      • “The Century case is a political hot potato.”
  9. Hung parliament. Meaning: sebuah parlemen di mana tidak ada satu partai politik yang memiliki suara mayoritas.
    • Example:
      • “Will it be a hung parliament?”
  10. Press the flesh. Meaning: berjabat tangan/bersalaman.
    • Example:
      • “The presidential candidate has to do a lot of flesh pressing during the campaign.”

I hope you can learn something new from our today. And for those who are old enough to vote, remember to use your rights wisely. :)

Source: Idioms and Sayings about Elections on LEO Network

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on Monday, March 17, 2014.



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