To disassociate oneself with something/someone as soon as possible


  • 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.

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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