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Quite the contrary, actually. Winston Churchill, on the other hand, was terrible to his servants and family, and he was such a well-regarded leader that you can’t even move his bust around now without being yelled at.

I suspect the " move his bust around" is kind of slang or something, but i cant google it. Please explain to me what does it mean and the idea of the whole context.

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    If you look at a dictionary, one meaning of 'bist' is a small statue of a head. – Mitch Jul 20 '16 at 22:58
  • @Mitch - I don't think I've ever heard "bist" used in that sense. – Hot Licks Jul 20 '16 at 23:30
  • @HotLicks I know right! – Mitch Jul 21 '16 at 0:12
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A bust is a statue of the upper part of someone's body. Often head and shoulders.

Nowadays, where a bust of Churchill sits (probably in a public space), if you (probably 'the authorities') try to move it (for example to a different plinth) this will cause controversy.

Churchill has gained a saintly reputation which the author believes is undeserved.

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    It's a joking reference to a recent brouhaha in the UK, when Boris Johnson scolded Barack Obama for moving a bust of Churchill out of the office because of (Johnson claimed) "the part-Kenyan president’s ancestral dislike of the British empire". – StoneyB Jul 20 '16 at 21:20

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