If the cap fits

Paul Goldsmith told Jacinda Ardern to stick to her knitting and provoked an uproar on social media.

If there’s any cause for outrage it should be at the ignorance of English idioms.

Stick to your knitting  means:

to continue to do something that you are experienced at and not try to do something which you know very little about

‘It failed because we did not understand the plumbing business, and it taught us a lesson about sticking to our knitting!’

It’s not sexist, it’s just a turn of phrase and the cap fits, he hit the nail on the head with the right tool for the job and anyone who came out of the woodwork to drill down for a meaning that’s not there has the wrong end of the stick, or an axe to grind or maybe just isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.

4 Responses to If the cap fits

  1. adamsmith1922 says:

    Reblogged this on The Inquiring Mind and commented:
    The arrant nonsense directed at Goldsmith just demonstrates how the virus of wokeness and identity politics has infected NZ, especially politics and the media.

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  2. Andrei says:

    All well and good but once again we see a National MP retreating with his tail between his legs in the face of faux outage from Labour sock puppets amplified by the harridans of the press corps.

    National needs to grow some balls if they want to win an election and despite my extreme distate for Labour National just can;t cut it as an alternative.

    Has there ever been a more helpless National Caucus totally incapable of standing up for themselves?

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  3. freddy says:

    Goldsmith should have added ‘love’ at the end of his statement and we would’ve been fine.

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  4. karitane1 says:

    And Niki Kaye scolding him in public. She really is becoming a foot in it.

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