To disassociate oneself with something/someone as soon as possible

Etymology:

  • Certainly, when someone gives you a hot potato, you’ll drop it immediately because it contains a lot of water in it. Else, you’d burn your hand. This expression was first used by a writer in the early 19th century to refer dropping something or someone as quickly as possible to get rid of. Hot potato means any critical or embarrassing problem.
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When Sara realized that Sonia is insincere to her, she dropped her like a hot potato.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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scaoil tú cosúil le práta te

להפיל אותך כמו תפוח אדמה חם

వేడి బంగాళాదుంప లాగా మిమ్మల్ని వదలండి

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