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act like a bull in a china shopTo act rudely or clumsily in a delicate situation.Rate it:

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like a bull in a china shopBoisterous, awkward, rough, disrespectful, careless. :Rate it:

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like a bull in a china shopClumsy, aggressive, without care or concern, without self-control.Rate it:

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like a bull in a china shopClumsily, aggressively, without care or concern, without self-control.Rate it:

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if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:

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all over the shopEverywhere, scattered, disorganised.Rate it:

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apple dumplin shopA woman's bosom.Rate it:

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close up shopTo shut down a shop; to end a business activity.Rate it:

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set up shopTo establish a business.Rate it:

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set up shopTo physically arrange a shop or workplace.Rate it:

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shop stewardunion officialRate it:

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take the bull by the hornsGrab-on, Grasp, Seize, wrestle, wrest an item, confront a situation, a challenge, a problem.Rate it:

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Banbury story of a cock and a bullA roundabout, nonsensical story.Rate it:

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bull sessionAn informal meeting among men.Rate it:

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bull's eyesweetRate it:

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cock-and-bull storyA far-fetched and fanciful story or tale of highly dubious validity.Rate it:

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don't give me a lot of bull!Don't prevaricate, don't exaggerate, don't fib to me!Rate it:

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fit as a Mallee bullto be in good physical health. The Mallee is a major region for Australia's beef production in western Victoria.Rate it:

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shoot the bullTo chinwag; to talk idly.Rate it:

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shoot the bullExtraneous, Trivial, Contrived, Unimportant, possibly sprinkled with absurdity, lies, mebbe 'gossip', et al:Rate it:

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take the bull by the hornsTo confront a difficulty, rather than avoiding it.Rate it:

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from china to peruall over the worldRate it:

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mainland ChinaThe area under the jursdiction of People's Republic of China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau (and, by definition, Taiwan).Rate it:

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made in chinaOf poor or low quality.Rate it:

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all the tea in chinaSomething priceless or invaluable.Rate it:

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China syndromeA hypothetical kind of catastrophic failure in which a nuclear reactor melts through the floor of its containment system and penetrates the earth's surface, continuing downward as if (from a Western Hemispheric point of view) traveling through the planet toward China.Rate it:

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China syndromeOne instance of such a nuclear mishap.Rate it:

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China syndromeA behavior, policy, or situation characteristic of or involving China; an actual or potential catastrophe, especially one involving China.Rate it:

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China syndromeA rare disease, first characterized in the early 1990s, which resembles poliomyelitis but which has somewhat different characteristics and occurs in persons vaccinated for poliomyelitis.Rate it:

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have to do with the price of tea in chinaTo have any relation or bearing whatsoever on the topic at hand, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.Rate it:

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made in chinaCheaply manufactured in East Asia.Rate it:

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made in chinaManufactured in the People's Republic of China.Rate it:

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mainland ChinaAlso used other than as an idiom: see mainland, China.Rate it:

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only Nixon could go to ChinaOnly a politician or leader with an impeccable reputation of upholding particular political values could do an action in seeming defiance of them without jeopardizing his support or credibility.Rate it:

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price of tea in ChinaSomething that is irrelevant or unimportant, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.Rate it:

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price of tea in ChinaThe wholesale or retail price of tea in the country of China.Rate it:

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like father, like sonA son will have traits similar to his father upon reaching adulthood.Rate it:

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get on like a house on fireTo immediately start a good relationship with someoneRate it:

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hell hath no fury like a woman scornedA woman will make someone suffer if they reject her.Rate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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like a fish out of watercompletely out of the comfort zone.Rate it:

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make like a tree and leaveto leave, departRate it:

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quack like a duckTo appear to be exactly what one is.Rate it:

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work like a charmworks great - exactly as expectedRate it:

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fly like a rockto travel through the air with little or no benefit from aerodynamic liftRate it:

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walk like an EgyptianTo walk with one arm horizontally at the side, with arm bent at the elbow facing up, and the other arm horizontally at the side with arm bent at the elbow facing down.Rate it:

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built like a tankSturdy; exceptionally well constructed.Rate it:

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cry like a little girlTo bawl unabashedly and pitifully.Rate it:

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drop like fliesDie en masse, one after the other.Rate it:

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like gangbustersVigorously, rapidly, zealously, or forcibly; in a manner which has considerable impact.Rate it:

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