叶公好龙英语范文
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During the Spring and Autumn Period, a man called Lord Ye from the State of Chu are keen on dragons, as a consequence of which he had his whole house painted and carved with various patterns of dragons. Having heard the news that someone has such a strong affections for him, the genie dragon in the heaven decided to pay Ye a visit as a kind of gratitude. However, on witnessing the real dragon ’s head cran ed through the window, Lord was scared to death and fled away from his house instead of feeling excited. Thus, the idiom is often adopted to describe those who seem to go in for something but actually not from the bottom of his heart.