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English definition of “like a bull in a china shop”

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like a bull in a china shop

If someone is like a bull in a china shop, they are very careless in the way that they move or behave: We told her it was a delicate situation but she went into the meeting like a bull in a china shop.
Translations of “like a bull in a china shop”
in Chinese (Traditional) 笨手笨腳的人, 魯莽闖禍的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 笨手笨脚的人, 鲁莽闯祸的人…
(Definition of like a bull in a china shop from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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