葉公好龍

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Chinese[edit]

leaf; page
 
just; honorable; public; common; fair; duke; mister
good; well; be fond of dragon; imperial; surname
trad. (葉公好龍)
simp. (叶公好龙)
Literally: “Lord Ye/She's fondness for dragons”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

葉公好龍

  1. (figuratively) to pretend to be fond of something while actually fearing it