bull\ in\ a\ china\ shop

n. phr.
A rough or clumsy person who says or does something to anger others or upset plans; a tactless person.

We were talking politely and carefully with the teacher about a class party, but John came in like a bull in a china shop and his rough talk made the teacher say no.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • bull in a china shop — If someone behaves like a bull in a China shop, they are clumsy when they should be careful …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bull in a china shop — {n. phr.} A rough or clumsy person who says or does something to anger others or upset plans; a tactless person. * /We were talking politely and carefully with the teacher about a class party, but John came in like a bull in a china shop and his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bull in a china shop — {n. phr.} A rough or clumsy person who says or does something to anger others or upset plans; a tactless person. * /We were talking politely and carefully with the teacher about a class party, but John came in like a bull in a china shop and his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bull in a China shop —    If someone behaves like a bull in a China shop, they are clumsy when they should be careful.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bull in a china shop — See a bull in a china shop …   English idioms

  • bull in a china shop — someone who is clumsy and upsets other people or plans He was like a bull in a china shop when I saw him at the meeting last week …   Idioms and examples

  • Bull in a China shop —   If someone behaves like a bull in a China shop, they are clumsy when they should be careful …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • bull in a china shop — one who cannot handle delicate situations, one who causes destruction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bull in a china shop —  Clumsy person …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bull in a china shop — a person notably clumsy or ill adapted to the situation in which he finds himself …   Useful english dictionary


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