like a bull in a china shop


like a bull in a china shop
awkward, clumsy, graceless

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • like a bull in a china shop — ► like a bull in a china shop behaving clumsily in a delicate situation. Main Entry: ↑bull …   English terms dictionary

  • like a bull in a china shop — phrase doing something with too much enthusiasm or too quickly and carelessly in a way that may damage things or upset someone Thesaurus: careless and casualsynonym Main entry: bull * * * behaving recklessly and clumsily in a place or situation… …   Useful english dictionary

  • like a bull in a china shop — behaving clumsily in a delicate situation. → bull …   English new terms dictionary

  • like a bull in a china shop — 1. adjective Clumsy, aggressive, without care or concern, without self control. 2. adverb Clumsily, aggressively, without care or concern, without self control …   Wiktionary

  • like a bull in a china shop — doing something with too much enthusiasm or too quickly and carelessly in a way that may damage things or upset someone …   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

  • 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 — 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 …   Словарь американских идиом


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