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Updated: 2010-11-09 16:00

Blow Apart the Hairs upon a Fur to Discover Any Defect

In ancient times there was a man who was a notorious nitpicker. Once he went to buy a fur cloak. To check the fur, he blew the hair apart, looking for trivial defects.

This idiom came to be used to describe looking for tiny faults.

Editor: Shi Liwei


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