Posted by Smokey Stover on May 06, 2007
In Reply to: Re: Elephant in a china store posted by Bob on May 06, 2007
: : I'm looking for the origin for "Like an elephant in a china store". Any help?
: Not a common phrase. The usual is "bull in a china shop." See our archives for 7 previous postings.
I was watching Growing up miniature horses (the series has a different animal each time), or perhaps it was moose (they did that one, too), and the care-givers of whatever ungulate it was, decided to let the two babies roam their house and shop, to stay warm during a very cold winter. To the care-givers' surprise, the young ponies didn't knock anything down at all. They haven't planned to try the same with an actual bull.