Idiom of the Week: “Hot Potato”


Sorry about the little week off last week; I just needed some time to get my head into gear and start applying for some jobs. Anyway; back to this week’s Idiom of the Week, which is Hot Potato. Yes, I know another foodie one.

Hot Potato is classed as a “smart idiom”; and the meaning is “Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed” or “a situation or issue that is difficult, unpleasant, or risky to deal with.” Some people feel that it is a slang word.

Examples of this idiom are:

‘Gun control is a hot potato within parliament’

‘The environment is likely to become the political hot potato of the next parliament