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a bull in a china shop meaning

  "a bull in a china shop" in a sentence
  • A person who lacks the delicacy that the situation calls for

  • [American slang]
    Prov. a very clumsy creature in a delicate situation. (Typically: as awkward as ~; like ~.)
      I never know what to say at a funeral. I feel like a bull in a china shop, trampling on feelings without even meaning to.
      Lester felt like a bull in a china shop; reaching for an orange, he made several elaborate pyramids of fruit tumble down.

Examples

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  1. they did not like a bull in a china shop like him.
  2. i broke their coffee pot-i'm really a bull in a china shop
  3. "like a bull in a china shop, " he suggested, and won a smile
  4. a bull in a china shop
  5. you'd better leave the kitchen because you are just like a bull in a china shop here

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