鄭人買履

MandarinEdit

simpl. 郑人买履
trad.

EtymologyEdit

IdiomEdit

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

  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 03:48