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Meaning of a bull in a china shop in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

a bull in a china shop
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Synonyms and antonyms of a bull in a china shop in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «A BULL IN A CHINA SHOP»

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Translation of «a bull in a china shop» into 20 languages

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The translations of a bull in a china shop from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a bull in a china shop» in English.
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在瓷器店里的公牛
1,325 millions of speakers
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es

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un elefante en una cacharrería
550 millions of speakers
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en

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a bull in a china shop
510 millions of speakers
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hi

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एक चीन की दुकान में एक बैल
380 millions of speakers
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ar

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ثور في متجر للخزف الصيني
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ru

Translator English - Russian

бык в посудной лавке
278 millions of speakers
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pt

Translator English - Portuguese

um touro numa loja de porcelana
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fr

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un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine
220 millions of speakers
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de

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ein Stier im Porzellanladen
180 millions of speakers
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ja

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中国ショップで強気
130 millions of speakers
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ko

Translator English - Korean

중국 상점에서불
85 millions of speakers
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vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một con bò trong một cửa hàng Trung Quốc
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it

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un elefante in un negozio di porcellane
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pl

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Byk w składzie porcelany
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uk

Translator English - Ukrainian

бик в посудній лавці
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ro

Translator English - Romanian

un taur într- un magazin de portelanuri
30 millions of speakers
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el

Translator English - Greek

ταύρος σε υαλοπωλείο
15 millions of speakers
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af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n bul in ´n china shop
14 millions of speakers
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sv

Translator English - Swedish

en elefant i en porslinsbutik
10 millions of speakers
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no

Translator English - Norwegian

en okse i en porselensbutikk
5 millions of speakers
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Trends of use of a bull in a china shop

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A BULL IN A CHINA SHOP»

The term «a bull in a china shop» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.928 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a bull in a china shop

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A BULL IN A CHINA SHOP»

Discover the use of a bull in a china shop in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a bull in a china shop and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cartoon-illustrated Metaphors: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches, ...
... upsets others or plans — like a bull in a china shop !! ln 1834 Frederick Marryat wrote in his novel, Jacob Faithful: "Whatever it is that smashes, Mrs. T. always swears it was the most valuable thing in the room. l'm like a bull in a china shop." !
autorKaiman Lee, 2003
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A Bull in a China Shop
'A Bull in a China Shop' focuses on the following sounds: double consonants, e.g. 'll' as in 'bull', blended consonants, e.g. 'ng' as in 'rang' and two or three consonants together, e.g. 'lp' as in 'help, and 'sm' as in 'smash'.
autorGill Munton, 2002
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Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors
BULL IN A CHINA SHOP like a bull in a china shop. Without regard for the feelings or property of others. HOI: 1834. Source: BULL. WNNCD: O.E. The metaphor is an amplification of an Aesop fable about an ass in a potter's shop. A bull would ...
autorRobert Allen Palmatier, 1995
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
idioms 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. • take the bull ...
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The Career Guide Book for Engineers
The perfect analogy is a bull in a china shop. Fine china shops are usually very small with many displays around the shop. One has to move carefully and make sure not to knock over or break anything. Well, a bull is not a graceful animal and  ...
autorJohn A. Hoschette, 2010
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Tarot Face to Face:
Querent: It's like a bull in a china shop, really. So now we have a metaphor, a bull in a china shop. You can then design a spread based on that concept. You can frame the questions in any particular way, echoing the querent's own language.
autorMarcus Katz, Tali Goodwin, 2012
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Bentley's Miscellany
If it has passed into a common saying that the unrestrained licence of will be typified by the comparison of "A Bull in a China-shop," it follows that an outrage of such a nature must, at some period or other, have been committed. Again, it is ...
autorCharles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith, 1844
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Building Community: The Human Side of Work
The bull must realize that others need to express themselves too, and should show respect for them by listening. People who rarely ask for others' opinions or listen to their problems, have a bull-in-a-china-shop style of human relations, and  ...
autorGeorge Manning, Kent Curtis, Steve McMillen, 1996
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Dancing with Idioms 3:
a bull in a China shop Bob startled the folks in the coffee shop when he slipped and slid into a belly flop knocking pots off the table top Bob was like a bull in a china shop Meaning 'Like a bull in a china shop' means to move or act clumsily or  ...
autorWP Phan, 2013
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"idioms like a bull in a china shop If someone is like a bull in a ... We told her it was a delicate situation but she went into the meeting like a bull in a china shop. . take the bull by the horns to do something difficult in a brave and determined way : ...
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A BULL IN A CHINA SHOP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a bull in a china shop is used in the context of the following news items.
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“I don't concern myself at all with criticism from the fans,” insists …
He was like a bull in a china shop when I watched his previous fights but he was a kitten when we fought. “I've had a brief look at Howard. «The42, Jul 15»
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Troubled time for Najib
But he has been like a bull in a china shop when taking on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. His attacks against Najib have eased a ... «The Star Online, Jul 15»
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NYT Bans Mohammad Cartoons – Runs This Instead . . .
Johnson believes it is her job to come between parent and child… to shake things up like a bull in a china shop… force a conversation on ... «Liberty News Now, Jul 15»
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Lawerence Denney navigates from partisan speaker to less-partisan …
Some thought he would take office like a bull in a china shop, cleaning house, shaking things up. Instead, he asked his predecessor's entire ... «The Idaho Statesman, Jul 15»
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It's Not Enough to "Be Authentic"
Other people act like a bull in a china shop, racing from one whim to another, without any concern for the damage they do. Do we really want a ... «Pulse, Jun 15»
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It's Not Enough to "Be Authentic"Bruce KasanoffInfluencer
Other people act like a bull in a china shop, racing from one whim to another, without any concern for the damage they do. Do we really want a ... «LinkedIn, Jun 15»
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Kiryat Arba Synagogue Demolished Yet Again
... Ben-Gvir denounced the demolition, accusing the Hevron Brigade commander of "inciting the area and behaving like a bull in a china shop.". «Arutz Sheva, Jun 15»
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Meet Superintendent Chuck Ledbetter
“You don't want to come in like a bull in a China shop and destroy positive things that are going on in the schools,” Ledbetter said. Ledbetter is ... «Dothan Eagle, Jun 15»
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Secaucus' McClure named Reporter Female Athlete of Year
“At first, she was a lot like a bull in a china shop, because I think she wanted to prove early how good she was. We had to find ways to funnel ... «The Hudson Reporter, Jun 15»
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Working Within the System to Disrupt Brazilian Politics
... an avowed leftist, is enjoying his own surge, navigating the corridors of power in the capital, Brasília, with the grace of a bull in a china shop. «New York Times, Jun 15»
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