China shop

Related to China shop: bull in a china shop
a shop or store for the sale of China ware or of crockery.

See also: China

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Like a bull in a china shop," he suggested, and won a smile.
His behavior in our drawing-room reminded me of a careful bull in a china shop.
But now grown up, there's an incident in a china shop and he's sent back to his birth farm where the other bulls have historic beef with him.
Rather than let it fester he went at it like a bull in a china shop and rushed the deal through with undue haste.
Summary: Think of the intelligence community and its fragile array of secret relationships as a china shop.
The Supreme Court, in its recent clumsy, abhorrent (political) decision, seems to be proving itself like a bull in a china shop.
He's like a bull in a china shop, he will give everybody at the club a lift, his work rate and desire is infectious on a football pitch and I'm hoping that spreads through the side.
The railways in Britain are in desperate need of modernisation, however, I feel the government are rushing at this issue like a bull in a china shop, spending PS55bn of taxpayers' money on a rail project such as HS2, that has been completely ill-thought through and is immensely unpopular with the vast majority of the public, as well as some government ministers.
CHINA Shop Rules' or 'You break it, you fix it' - that was how Colin Powell the Secretary of State tried to warn off George W Bush in 2002 against invading Iraq a year before it happened.
To say I knocked things over is an understatement It was more like a bull in a china shop .
While we were trying to attend to the wounded, another blast happened outside a china shop just opposite the footwear shop," he said, adding that he himself was "drenched in blood" from moving dead bodies.
He was always the first to say to me in the 1980s when I was running around like a bull in a china shop at the Albion: 'Calm down big man'.

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