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in stories and films, a fictional (= invented) substance that can hurt the character Superman, who is extremely strong and not hurt by most things； something that hurts or damages a person or thing that usually seems strong:
Tuesday’s governor’s race in Kentucky showed there is kryptonite to beat President Trump even in red America, and that kryptonite is health care. Democrats should take that lesson to heart as the 2020 election nears.
adjective and noun
relating to a person whose name is not on a ballot paper (= a voting paper) but who wants to be elected
This November, Bolton won’t vote for Democratic nominee Joe Biden but won’t vote for Trump either. He’d be comfortable with Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, occupying the Oval Office. Bolton says he’ll find a suitable conservative as a write-in for his ballot.
noun [ C usually singular ]/ˈdrʌb.ɪŋ/
a beating or serious defeat, especially in a sports competition
PARIS (Reuters) - France President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party received a drubbing on Sunday in municipal elections, as the Greens celebrated victories in several big cities after a surge in support.
US informal disapproving /pɚˈsnɪk.ə.t̬i/ (UK pernickety)
giving too much attention to small details that are not important in a way that annoys other people
In the spring of 2018, then-Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton and one of his top lieutenants, Fiona Hill, were locked in a lengthy closed-door negotiation with a persnickety European ally. （Washington Post）
noun [ C usually singular ]
an extra competition or election to decide the winner, because the leading competitors have finished equal
Polish president Duda faces tough run-off vote on July 12. Poland’s nationalist incumbent Andrzej Duda won the first round of a presidential election on Sunday but will have to face the centrist mayor of Warsaw in a run-off on July 12, in a race that could transform the nation’s ties with the European Union.
the fact of an idea, product, etc. becoming popular or being accepted
President Trump is struggling to gain traction with his reelection message, as the death toll from the coronavirus crisis mounts and the economy reels.
Trump had been expected to make the economy the centerpiece of his message earlier this year, until unemployment soared amid the pandemic.
zero in on sth
to direct all your attention towards a particular thing
Progressives zero in on another House chairman in primary. Progressives energized by last week’s congressional primaries have another high-ranking House Democrat in their sights: Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal of Massachusetts. ( The Hill)
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