A newborn calf 初生之犊


 

The Chinese metaphor

初生之犊不畏虎  (chū shēng zhī dú bù wèi hǔ)

Meaning

A new born calf is not afraid of a tiger

This straight forward metaphor is to mean that a young person is full of rigour and courage and is not afraid to challenge an experienced person.

Example

  • In National Basket Association, Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornet, a 2nd year  player in the league, is not afraid to take up the challenge against the veteran player, Tim Duncan of. the San Antonio Spurs. a veteram basletba;; tea,. Chris Paul and his team now has a chance to advance to the West Coast Final if it beats the Spur in the upcoming final game in best of seven series.

 

 

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