「冇牙老虎」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: mou5 ngaa4 lou5 fu2
Individual
Character Meaning:
don't have; no big deal; nothing important; do not; there is/are not; to not exist; to not be related; to not have; to not own; to not possess
tooth
old; old in age; of long standing; experienced; senior
tiger
Part of Speech: noun
Explanation:
all bark and no bite; person or group which, contrary to appearances or to its own rhetoric, has no real power; literally: toothless tiger (measure word: 隻)
(Cant.) zing3fu2deoi3fu6siu2si5man4zau6lek1jat1deoi3zyu6dei6caan2soeng1zau6bin3faan1mou5ngaa4lou5fu2
(Eng.) The government can be tough when dealing with common citizens, but when facing the landlords it becomes a toothless tiger.
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