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Charlie Ford
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Motorcycles, Linux, and Bass. What more is there?
Motorcycles, Linux, and Bass. What more is there?

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Follow my journey as a bassist learning guitar!

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+Google Photos​ made this cool animation of me getting more #coffee added to my #tattoo
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This was my first phrase in 中文 back in the day! #chineseclub  画蛇添足!!
Learn how to avoiding adding feet to a snake with today's Chinese idiom! : )
画蛇添足 (huà shé tiān zú) - (lit.) paint snake add feet; to gild the lily; to be superfluous
画 (huà) - paint/draw
蛇 (shé) - snake
添 (tiān) - add
足 (zú) - feet

Use this 成语 (chéng yǔ) - idiom to tell someone when they've ruined their great work by adding unnecessary extras!
 
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老婆,不要画蛇添足,事情说清楚就可以了。(lǎo pó, bú yào huà shé tiān zú, shì qíng shuō qīng chǔ jiù kě yǐ le) - Wife, don't paint a snake and add feet! Just explain the situation clearly and that's good enough. 

你的回答已经很好了,再修改就是画蛇添足了!(nǐ de huí dá yǐ jīng hěn hǎo le, zài xiū gǎi jiù shì huà shé tiān zú le) - Your answers are already very good. Changing them again is like painting a snake and adding feet!

Do you have another way of saying "paint a snake and add feet" in your country or region? Let us know in the comments below!
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