Joo Hyung
how can it be used? 'plug a hole' besides literal usage like 'people are trying to plug a hole in basement', how can that be used in news or political issue?
May 10, 2016 12:35 PM
Answers · 1
When there's information that spreads that people don't want publicized (like a scandal or something politically embarrassing), we say it's a news *leak*. So, to plug a hole means to stop where the news leak is coming from. Usually, the information comes from an insider, someone who knows the person or works with that person. So plugging a hole in the leak means silencing that person so he/she doesn't talk to the media anymore.
May 10, 2016
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