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Trying to find a Chinese saying: Stick a leek in your nose and pretend you are an elephant


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When I first started learning Chinese my girlfriend was laughing about something on WeChat, I asked her what was funny and she said one of her friends described a situation using a saying, something along the lines of "sticking a leek in your nose and pretending to be an elephant". I barely remember the exact English translation she offered along those lines and definitely don't know the Chinese. Does this ring any bells for people? I would like to employ this saying simply because it was the first folksy Chinese saying I heard and seems like it might be widely applicable.



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