Chinese Idioms - 鸡蛋里挑骨头
鸡蛋里挑骨头 - Looking for a bone in an egg
(jī dàn lĭ tiāo gŭ tou)
There is of course no bone in an egg. Therefore, if one wants to find a bone inside an egg, it is out of the question. The phrase looking for a bone in an egg means trying deliberately to find a fault with someone or something faultless.
The idiom is often used to describe someone who is very picky, who finds faults with others on purpose. If you have a colleague or neighbour who is a nit-picker, you had better be cautious. In addition, you yourself had better not be such a picky person.
① A: One moment he says the size is too big, another moment he says the colour is too dark. What shall I do? B: He is just looking for a bone in an egg.
② A: I think Manager Liu is a very strict person. B: Do you think so? I think he is often simply looking for a bone in an egg. Sometimes, we have done a very good job, but he still complains. and that, looking rather dissatisfied.
① A：他一会儿说尺寸有点大，一会儿又说颜色太深。我怎么办呀？ B：他这是鸡蛋里挑骨头，没事找事。
② A：我看咱们刘经理是个很严格的人。 B：严格？我看他多半是鸡蛋里挑骨头，有时我们已经做得很好了，他还说这说那，一副很不满意的样子
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