Have feet of clay definition: to have a bad quality that you keep hidden. Learn more. Feet of clay is an expression now commonly used to refer to a weakness or character flaw, especially in people of prominence.Origin and meaning · Notable uses · In psychotherapy. feet of clay. phrase. If you say that a person who is respected or admired has feet of clay or has clay feet, you mean that they have serious faults which you or other people did not know about before. [formal] When those idols are found to have feet of clay, the pain of disenchantment can be profound.
|Author:||Paolo Hermiston I|
|Published:||6 October 2017|
|PDF File Size:||17.53 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||1.65 Mb|
|Uploader:||Paolo Hermiston I|
There the Hebrew captain Daniel interprets a dream for Nebuchadnezzar, founder of the new Babylonian Empire. This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall feet of clay in it of feet of clay strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
And as the toes of the feet were feet of clay of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
Related to feet of clay: The phrase originated in the Bible.
There are several references to Britain's civil war, the regicide of Charles I and the Glorious Revolution of that followed the end of Cromwell's rule.
Vimes's ancestor's side, the Ironheads are a combination of "Roundheads" and "Ironsides", two names for the Feet of clay soldiers of Oliver Cromwell, clearly the model for "Old Stoneface" Vimes the Commander of the City Watch and regicide in In discussing poisoning methods, dribbling poison into the victim's ear is mentioned - the method used in Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.
Cheery mentions the feet of clay goat' in the slaughterhouse, to which Angua replies, "What?
Oh, you mean the yudasgoat, It's not a pet. I suppose you could call it an employee.
The undead bar is called Biers a play on beer and bier which is a frame to support a feet of clay but also a pun on Cheers, the Boston pub in the TV comedy of the same name.