郑人买履

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Idiom[edit]

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 notes[edit]

used in a mocking sense