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Showing Off One's Proficiency with the Axe Before Lu Ban the Master Carpenter
 

learn chinese idioms, chinese new year calendar in ancient times, Lu Ban was supposed to be a consummate master in construction and sculpture. Carpenters respect him as ancestor master. It is said that he once carved a colorful wooden phoenix that was so lifelike that it actually flew in the sky for three days. Thus it was considered the height of folly to show off one's skill with an axe in front of Lu Ban.

This idiom excoriates those who show off their slight accomplishments in front of experts.

bānmén nòng

dài
yǒu


jiàn
zhú

diāo


shù
fēi
cháng
gāo
chāo
de
rén
 
míng
jiào

bān
 

jiàng
háng

zūn
chèn

wéi

shī
 
chuán
shuì

céng
yòng

tóu
zhì
zuō
le

zhī

cǎi
bān
lán
de
fèng
huáng
 
néng
gòu
zài
kōng
zhōng
fēi
xiáng
sān
tiān

diào
xià
lái
 
zài

bān
mén
qián
bǎi
lòng


 
dāng
rán
xiǎn

yǒu
xiē


liáng

le
 

 

 

 
bān
mén
lòng

 
zhè

chéng

 
yòng
lái


zài
háng
jiā
miàn
qián
xiǎn
shì
běn
lǐng