a bull in a china shop

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Definition of a bull in a china shop

: a person who breaks things or who often makes mistakes or causes damage in situations that require careful thinking or behavior As a politician, he was a bull in a china shop and often had to apologize for his rough speech.

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“A bull in a china shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20bull%20in%20a%20china%20shop. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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