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ENGLISH IDIOMS ARE HARD. JUST ASK JOE BIDEN.
Do English idioms make you ill at ease? Does the thought of having to use them cramp your style or cause your heart to miss a beat? Are you afraid you will look like a fool if you use an expression incorrectly? Idioms trip up native and non-native speakers alike, including our business and political leaders. Just ask Vice President Joe Biden, also a 2020 presidential candidate. His political fortunes are on the decline. The commentariat class have no shortage of reasons as to why. But the former vice president’s penchant for putting his foot in his mouth may rank quite high.
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