123 Chinese Idioms (成语), 100 from the Singapore Primary School Curriculum List—more soon!
bēi gōng shé yǐng
Literal Meaning 字面意思
To mistake the reflection of a bow in a wine glass for a snake
To be paranoid and of a highly nervous disposition; traumatised
Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语
Jumpy; shaky; nervy; jittery; spooked
我的好友总是杯弓蛇影觉得有人要攻击他，所以随身携带着胡椒喷雾，连到楼下买个面包也带着。My good friend is paranoid that someone might attack him, so he always carries pepper spray with him, even when going downstairs to buy bread.