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    shinem is offline Member
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    Hello, is this sentence an idiom? If it is what does it mean?

    She could strip the egotistical barnacles off the hulls of the worst of our politicians.

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    Default Re: is this an idiom?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    Hello, is this sentence an idiom? If it is what does it mean?

    She could strip the egotistical barnacles off the hulls of the worst of our politicians.

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    It's not what one would call an idiom. Rarher, it's a unique and clever description of a person who can see through the self-promoting jargon of politicians.

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    Default Re: is this an idiom?

    So how can I translate the meaning? What's the main idea of this sentence?

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    Default Re: is this an idiom?

    NOT A TEACHER
    It's a metaphor, rather than an idiom.
    For the main idea, see billmcd's post above.

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    Thank you :)

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    Default Re: is this an idiom?

    This is the good topic for sharing knowledge with each other.

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