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What is the meaning of "bull in a china shop"?

What is the meaning of "bull in a china shop"

(E. Syama Sundar, Madanapalle)

If you were to let a bull loose in a shop filled with delicate china, what do you think would happen to the crockery? Chances are the animal is going to end up breaking everything. A bull is mostly known for its brute strength. When you say that someone is like a bull in a china shop, what you mean is that he is a clumsy person, someone who keeps breaking things accidentally. It can also be used to mean a thoughtless person.

*Govinda is very rude, a real bull in a china shop.

S. UPENDRAN

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