awkward as a bull in a china shop


awkward as a bull in a china shop
Australian Slang
extremely clumsy

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  • Awkward as a bull in a china shop — extremely clumsy …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 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

  • (a) bull in a china shop — a bull in a ˈchina shop idiom a person who is careless, or who moves or acts in a rough or awkward way, in a place or situation where skill and care are needed • You re not going to go storming in there like a bull in a china shop, are you?… …   Useful english dictionary

  • like a bull in a china shop — awkward, clumsy, graceless …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bull — bull1 bull like, adj. /bool/, n. 1. the male of a bovine animal, esp. of the genus Bos, with sexual organs intact and capable of reproduction. 2. the male of certain other animals, as the elephant and moose. 3. a large, solidly built person. 4. a …   Universalium

  • List of Grand Theft Auto IV characters — A number of recurring characters appear in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, set in 2008. The characters that appear in Grand Theft Auto IV are relatively diverse and relative to the respective boroughs of Liberty City they are based in,… …   Wikipedia

  • maladroit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. clumsy, inexpert, awkward, inept. See unskillfulness. Ant., skillful, expert. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. clumsy, gauche, inept; see awkward 1 . See Synonym Study at awkward . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • clumsy — adjective 1) she was terribly clumsy Syn: awkward, uncoordinated, ungainly, graceless, inelegant; inept, maladroit, unskillful, unhandy, accident prone, like a bull in a china shop, all thumbs; informal ham fisted, butterfingered, having two left …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • List of characters in Grand Theft Auto IV — A number of recurring characters appear in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV , set circa 2008. The characters that appear in Grand Theft Auto IV are relatively diverse and relative to the respective boroughs of Liberty City they are based in,… …   Wikipedia