The provincial election is coming up! Study these idioms related to elections below:
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|Natalia:||That was quite an election this past week wasn’t it?|
|Dan:||It sure was! I was expecting a hung parliament, it turned out to be a one-horse race!|
|Natalia:||Were you happy with the result?|
|Dan:||I suppose, but I was hoping my local candidate would say something of more substance. He seemed to just toe the party line.|
|Natalia:||I guess he wanted to avoid a political football.|
|Dan:||Probably. Sometimes it’s best to play it safe and avoid saying something politically incorrect.|
|Natalia:||You can say that again!|
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A competition where one competitor has a large lead over the others:CorrectIncorrect
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A situation where after an election, the winning party does not have a majority government (at least 1/2 of total possible votes).CorrectIncorrect
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A situation where an issue is not resolved because of politics.CorrectIncorrect
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A politically incorrect person is someone who...CorrectIncorrect
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A verbal expression involving a politician who agrees with their political party while speaking publically, even though they actually disagree:CorrectIncorrect
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