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画蛇添足 

huà shé tiān zú

Literal Meaning 字面意思

To draw legs on a snake

Definition 定义

To add something superfluous, extraneous or unnecessary

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Gild the lily; jump the shark; sell coal to Newcastle

Example 例句

你前面的演讲那么精彩!为什么要在最后画蛇添足,加入那个校长秃头的笑话呢?简直破坏了这场完美的演讲。 You gave a brilliant speech! Why did you ruin it at the end by adding that unnecessary joke about the Principal's bald head? You really destroyed what would have been a perfect speech.

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