china shop


china shop
See: BULL IN A CHINA SHOP.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • China shop — China Chi na, n. 1. A country in Eastern Asia. [1913 Webster] 2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See {Porcelain}. [1913 Webster] {China aster} (Bot.), a well known garden flower and plant. See {Aster}. {China bean}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • china shop — See: BULL IN A CHINA SHOP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • china\ shop — See: bull in a china shop …   Словарь американских идиом

  • The China Shop — est un court métrage d animation américain, en couleur de la série des Silly Symphonies réalisé par Wilfred Jackson, sorti le 13 janvier 1934[1]. Ce film se base sur le conte La Bergère et le Ramoneur (1845) d Hans Christian Andersen[2] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

  • a bull in a china shop — A person who lacks the delicacy that the situation calls for • • • Main Entry: ↑bull * * * a bull in a china shop : a person who breaks things or who often makes mistakes or causes damage in situations that require careful thinking or behavior As …   Useful english dictionary

  • be like a bull in a china shop — to often drop or break things because you move awkwardly or roughly. Rob s like a bull in a china shop don t let him near those plants. She s like a bull in a china shop when it comes to dealing with people s feelings. (= behaves in a way that… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • (a) bull in a china shop — a bull in a ˈchina shop idiom a person who is careless, or who moves or acts in a rough or awkward way, in a place or situation where skill and care are needed • You re not going to go storming in there like a bull in a china shop, are you?… …   Useful english dictionary