clay feet

plural noun

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Guest Commentary: Mad magazine is dying — maybe we should worry," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of clay feet

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Clay feet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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