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to ruin the effect by adding s.th. superfluous, to draw a snake and add feet to it, to overdo s.th.,
to gild the lily
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画蛇添足 ( huashetianzu / huàshétiānzú ) is composed of these characters:
画蛇添足 ( huashetianzu / huàshétiānzú ) in traditional characters
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to draw | snake | snake
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Version 5.40 / Last updated: 2023-07-28