A Hot Potato - Idiomatic Expression

Updated: Oct 15, 2018

Idiomatic language is one of the hardest things to learn in a language because you might hear the words and understand each individual word, but have no idea that the words together have a different, idiomatic meaning. This is a phrase that could be used in IELTS Speaking.


For example:


The abortion issue is a political hot potato in my country.

Britain's EU membership is a political hot potato at the moment.

The migrant issue is a hot potato in Europe.



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