clay feet

plural noun

Examples of clay feet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How many august bronze figures don’t have clay feet? Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2021 Its cartooned pages confirmed their suspicions that parents are hypocrites, that heroes have clay feet, that popular culture is a ripoff and that a guy might as well laugh at existence because existence is already laughing at him. David Von Drehle, The Denver Post, 7 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of clay feet was in 1862

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“Clay feet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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