Politics – English idioms and sayings

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Something potentially dangerous or embarrassing.
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political hot potato
This scandal will be a political hot potato.
The way politics runs.
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political machinery
Not many people fully understand political machinery.
A problem that doesn't get solved because the politics of the issue get in the way, or the issue is very controversial.
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political football
Apart from being a controversial issue, abortion is also a political football.
To shake hands.
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to press the flesh
Political campaign includes a lot of flesh pressing.
to leave
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to vote with one's feet
Many people in Africa vote with their feet and emigrate.
The frenzy the media goes into whenever a general election is announced.
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election fever
Election fever has started, there's politics on every channel.
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