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quarta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2011


This cartoon by Adams from The Telegraph relates to Silvio Berlusconi's decision to resign (though not quite yet) after a crucial budget vote win by the embattled Italian PM was overshadowed by a rash of defections that saw his ruling coalition lose its majority. 


The cartoon shows a trouserless Berlusconi being kicked by the map of Italy, which does in fact resemble a leg wearing a boot. The image symbolizes the Italian people's dissatisfaction with their much-ridiculed Prime Minister. 
Two idioms come to mind. If you get the boot or are given the boot, you are told that you are not wanted any more, either in your job or by someone you are having a relationship with. And if you get your ass kicked (butt in the USA), you are punished or defeated.
All these expressions are informal.

Adapted from: theenglishblog – 9th November 2011.

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