múa rìu qua mắt thợ

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Chinese 班門弄斧 (ban môn lộng phủ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

múa rìu qua mắt thợ

  1. (literally) to show off your axe skills to an axe expert
  2. (figuratively) to show off your limited knowledge or ability in a field to someone who's an expert at that field