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Old 2021-03-28, 01:09   #26
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Originally Posted by a1call View Post
A single word seems to be missing even from languages associated with cold climates such as Russian and Norwegian. Corrections are welcome. However in English two words have a very similar meaning:
Here in the good ol' USA, "on thin ice" means doing something decidedly risky or possibly foolhardy, such as the President giving a coherent answer to a question about the Senate filibuster rule. There are snappier ways to avoid a question than appearing to lose your train of thought and waving the question away, though. A common approach is to change the subject.

It wasn't exactly a bravura performance, but conservatives have set the bar so low for Biden's coherence, that as in the presidential debates, Biden was able to surpass most expectations.
"Set the bar so low for Biden's coherence" means that a lot of his detractors insist he has dementia (e.g. Alzheimer's).

Amusingly, here in the good ol' USA, one of the first basic questions that is asked of a (usually elderly) patient in order to determine whether they are "oriented" is, "Who is the President of the United States?" It might be amusing to ask some of his detractors that question, to see whether they answer correctly...
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