123 Chinese Idioms (成语), 100 from the Singapore Primary School Curriculum List—more soon!
hú jiǎ hǔ wēi
Literal Meaning 字面意思
Fox faking tiger power
To assert false authority; to pretend to be more powerful than one actually is
Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语
Lording it over (someone); tin pot dictator; put on airs; boss someone around
邪恶的姐姐们既没天分又没能力，只会仗着继母的威严狐假虎威欺压灰姑娘，把她当成奴隶使唤。 The evil step sisters have no talent or ability; they merely appropriate their mother's authority to treat Cinderella like a slave.