In recent times an idiom that has been heard very often and almost beaten to death is “Walk and chew gum”. Most times it’s been used by lawmakers on TV.
The idiom describes ability to do multiple things at the same time.
Whenever I hear that phrase I immediately shout back “Do that by all means but make sure it’s a sugar-free gum please!” 😀
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise and lawmakers may be well covered under their health insurance plan but we don’t want the price for that passed on to regular folks.
For a change we have a word and an idiom today
Word of the day: turpitude
Dictionary meaning of turpitude is depravity; wickedness.
Almost always I have seen this word used with moral. “moral turpitude” is commonly used to describe a person’s descent into unacceptable behavior. Per Wikipedia moral turpitude is a legal concept in the United States and prior to 1976, Canada, that refers to “an act or behavior that gravely violates the sentiment or accepted standard of the community”. This term appears in U.S. immigration law beginning in the 19th century. moral and turpitude seem inseparable. Which brings us to the idiom of the day
Idiom of the day: joined at the hip
Used to describe the relationship between people. If two persons are described as being joined at the hip it means they are closely connected; always together
Now for the fun part: Using the word and idiom in a sentence!
Julie Anne, accused of moral turpitude, claimed whatever she did was at the insistence of Ronald which would make it appear both of them are joined at the hip