Perhaps the idiom, to shoot oneself in the foot, has overtaken a much older saying which has slowly grown out of favour and is becoming obsolete. Hoist with own petard Fig. to be harmed or disadvantaged by an action of one’s own which was meant to harm someone else.
Hidin’ Biden, that’s what Joe Biden’s allies are pushing for as they seek a new ‘Rose Garden Strategy’ in order to limit Creepy Joe’s gaffes.
Joe Biden, who has retreated from the public eye after a hellish week of gaffes consumed his campaign, is being pushed to retool his schedule to limit public appearances and thereby cut down on the opportunities for verbal missteps. In particular, many are advising the 76-year-old former vice president to curb the number of events he does in the afternoon and evening – the time of day Biden has been most likely to say something embarrassing.
Pit stops are not for the faint of heart are they Joe?