be like a bull in a china shop

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 offends people)

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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

  • 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

  • bull in a China shop —    If someone behaves like a bull in a China shop, they are clumsy when they should be careful.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bull in a china shop — someone who is clumsy and upsets other people or plans He was like a bull in a china shop when I saw him at the meeting last week …   Idioms and examples

  • Bull in a China shop —   If someone behaves like a bull in a China shop, they are clumsy when they should be careful …   Dictionary of English idioms

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

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