Last modified on 3 June 2014, at 19:45

画蛇添足

ChineseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

  • Literally, "to add feet when drawing a snake."

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

画蛇添足

  1. (idiomatic) to improve something unnecessarily; to gild the lily

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: S Grade: S Grade: 1

NounEdit

画蛇添足 (hiragana がだてんそく, romaji gada tensoku)

  1. making an unnecessary addition