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    Where does the phrase "Feet of Clay" as in "When politicians show their feet of clay" come from and what does it mean? I know it is not a compliment.

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    Hi Leslie:

    A failing or weakness in a person's character, as in The media are always looking for a popular idol's feet of clay. This expression comes from the Bible (Daniel 2:31-33), where the prophet interprets Nebuchadnezzar's dream of a statue with a head of gold and feet of iron clay. [c. 1600]
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    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


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    exx saludos! apparently someone along the way created the phrase as an

    interpretation of Dan 2:31-33. thanks

    leslie

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