May 8 2016

“A Loose Cannon”

This is an idiom that is used a lot by newscasters and commentators  in the course of politics, especially during bouts of great national upheaval and times of potential danger. Like now.

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary provides a succinct definition, saying that a loose cannon is “… a dangerously uncontrollable person or thing,” which nails it, all right. Continue reading