“Re-setting”… Footholds in Russia’s Neighborhood

Metaphor in pix - Russia and its neighbors

 “Putin’s Achilles heel: oil and gas.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/putins-soft-underbelly/article18124303/#dashboard/follows/

“Putin pivots to the east”

http://www.economist.com/news/china/21602727-natural-gas-deal-boosts-vladimir-putin-and-sends-message-america-putin-pivots-east

“Putin Rushes In, Pretending Not to; Obama Stands Back.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/opinion/sunday/putin-rushes-in-pretending-not-to-obama-stands-back.html?_r=0

“Russian Cossacks Take Foothold in Crimea.”

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/multimedia/photogalleries/russian-cossacks-take-foothold-in-crimea/5225.html

“Ukraine: a Russian footprint?”

http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=8475

Photo Source:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/multimedia/photogalleries/putins-russia/5123.html

Treading Lightly: US Political Metaphors (Part Two)

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“I really see my role as secretary, and, in fact, leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race,” Mrs. Clinton finally said at the Women in the World meeting… “I mean, you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton.

“Justice Stevens Suggests Solution for ‘Giant Step in the Wrong Direction’”

“Obama’s Half-Pivot to Asia”

“Obama treads warily, but sends a big ship to Korean waters.”

“Pentagon Sending a Message to Iraq by Dragging Its Boots.”

“The Republican Path To Victory”

“Sandy aftermath: U.S. struggles to get back on its feet.”

“The Tea Party’s Achilles Heel.”

“The White House Takes Baby Steps Toward Drug Sentencing Reform.”

Who is out of step on immigration?

 

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http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/a/achilles_heel.asp

Dragging Your Feet or Cooling Your Heels?

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You probably refer to feet more than you think you do.  When you start paying attention to speech and writing patterns, you find feet – usually fitted out as idioms or expressions – deliver all kinds of messages.

Here are ten expressions that refer to feet or legs.  Check out the meanings. Have you heard or used one of these idioms recently?

1. One’s Achilles’ heel is one’s weakness.

2. To be bound hand and foot is to be literally or figuratively tied up.

3. To bring one to heel is to subdue someone.

4. To go somewhere by or on foot is to walk or hike there.

5. To cool one’s heels is to pause to calm down or think before doing something rash.

6. To dig in one’s heels is to be obstinate.

7. One who doesn’t have a leg to stand on is unsupported by evidence or corroboration.

8. To drag one’s feet is to delay.

9. To find one’s feet is to become accustomed or oriented.

10. To be fleet of foot is to be fast.

 

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/50-idioms-about-legs-feet-and-toes/

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