It’s like throwing a wrench in a china shop

This one was heard on a podcast discussing the volatile nature of today’s political environment.  It is a conflation of “throw a (monkey) wrench in(to) the works” (to disrupt or cause problems) and “like a bull in a china shop” (to be aggressive or clumsy in a situation that requires care and delicacy).  As the submitter says, both phrases cause chaos.  Certainly throwing a wrench in a china shop will cause damage much like that of a bull.  A tip of the hat to Verbatim for hearing this one and sharing it.

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One Comment on “It’s like throwing a wrench in a china shop”

  1. John Costello says:

    This is a beaut Dave. Love the image.

    Sent from my iPhone

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