‘A Bull in a China Shop’ - How was it originated?

This refers to a situation where a person finds himself out of place and deals too roughly with a delicate problem. It is believed that it came from real life situations.
During the seventeenth century, cattle were brought to the market in London. The animal occasionally strayed into nearby china-ware shops. While attempting to control these animals, they played a real havoc with the items.

The expression is believed to have recorded for the first time in a novel ‘Jacob Faithful’ (1834) a novel authored by Frederick Marryat. There is a similar expression in elephant countries: 'Elephant in a sugar cane field’.

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