Political Election Idioms and Phrases-2016 Grades 5-12
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Throw your hat into the ring
to announce your intention of entering a competition or election.
Politics makes strange bedfellows
Political interests can bring together people who otherwise have little in common.
Vote with your feet
To express one's dissatisfaction with something by leaving, especially by walking away.
Put my foot in my mouth
to say something that you regret; to say something stupid, insulting, or hurtful.
Jumping on the bandwagon
to support something that is popular.
If you can not take the heat, stay out of the kitchen
If the pressures of some situation are too much for you, you should leave that situation. (Somewhat insulting;implies that the person addressed cannot tolerate pressure.)
You can not judge a book by its cover
something that you say which means you cannot judge the quality or character of someone or something just by looking at them.
It is not whether you win or lose, it is how you play the game
Reaching a goal is less important than giving our best effort.
Skeletons in the closet
a hidden and shocking secret.
Caught between a rock and a hard place
in a very difficult position; facing a hard decision.
Straight as an arrow
Honest, genuine qualities in a person.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Something of some value that on already has; not risking what one has for (im)possibilities.
A political football
A problem that doesn't get solved because the politics of the issue get in the way, or the issue is very controversial.
Press the flesh
to shake hands.
To get on / off your soapbox
To talk a lot about a subject you feel strongly about.
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