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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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like a bull at a gatecharging into some task without much thought, taking action hastilyRate 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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big shopUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see big,‎ shop.Rate it:

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big shopA large, regular purchase of groceries; as opposed to ad hoc or impulse purchases.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 aroundTo actively search and compare options before making a selection or choice of vendor.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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if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullWhen you don't have all the facts or have a brilliant explanation, you can often convince people or win an argument by using bullshit.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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like father, like sonA son will have traits similar to his father upon reaching adulthood.Rate it:

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like mother, like daughterA daughter will have traits similar to her mother upon reaching adulthood.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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fruta chinaArbusto tropical perenne, perteneciente la familia Oxalidaceae. Mide tres a cinco metros, sus frutos se presentan en racimos de bayas, se comen cocidos. El consumo de estos está asociado con intoxicaciones en personas sensibles.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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in China fällt ein Sack Reis umA metaphor referring to an entirely uninteresting and non-notable event.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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Nixon goes to Chinathe ability of a politician with an unassailable reputation among his or her supporters for representing and defending their values to take actions that would draw their criticism and even opposition if taken by someone without those credentials.Rate it:

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Nixon in Chinathe ability of a politician with an unassailable reputation among his or her supporters for representing and defending their values to take actions that would draw their criticism and even opposition if taken by someone without those credentials.Rate it:

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Nixon to Chinathe ability of a politician with an unassailable reputation among his or her supporters for representing and defending their values to take actions that would draw their criticism and even opposition if taken by someone without those credentials.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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tinta chinaTinta negra de carbón vegetal, que se distribuye en lingotes sólidos elaborados del pigmento muy finamente molido y resinas vegetales, y se disuelve al momento de usar.Rate it:

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tinta chinaObra pictórica realizada con esta tinta.Rate it:

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