郑人买履

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 鄭人買履

EtymologyEdit

IdiomEdit

郑人买履 (simplified, Pinyin zhèngrénmǎilǚ, traditional 鄭人買履)

  1. a person who rigidly adheres to rules and regulations (or established convention), while at the same time ignoring the reality of a situation

Usage notesEdit

used in a mocking sense

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 03:45