The Alternative Chinese Dictionary: 刀子嘴豆腐心

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刀子嘴豆腐心 〈dāo zi zuǐ dòu fǔ xīn〉 {{zh-forms}} etymology Literally, "a mouth as sharp as a knife and heart as soft as tofu". pronunciation {{zh-pron }}
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  1. (slang) describes someone who has a sharp tongue but a soft heart; someone with more bark than bite {{zh-usex}}

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