Feet-of-clay meaning

(idiomatic) In someone apparently strong and without failings, a hidden weakness which could cause his or her downfall.

He was disillusioned to find that even Lincoln had feet of clay.

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Origin of feet-of-clay

  • Used in the Bible in Daniel 2:34, part of the description of the huge statue in the dream of Chaldean King Nebuchadnezzar.

    From Wiktionary