paper tiger Meaning and Definition

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paper tiger

کاغذ چیتا

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English definition for paper tiger

1. n. the nature of a person or organization that appears powerful but is actually powerless and ineffectual

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The Term

Paper tiger is a literal English translation of the Chinese phrase zhilaohu (紙老虎). The term refers to something that seems threatening but is ineffectual and unable to withstand challenge.
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