Chicken feathers and garlic skin or jī máo suàn pí 鸡毛蒜皮 Trivial things: A Chinese Idiom
Chicken Feathers and Garlic Skin
Chicken feathers and garlic skin: Sounds a bit a of a strange combination. However, if you think about both objects, they are two pretty unimportant things to get worked up about.
The Idiom / Chengyu 成语
So the next time you are arguing in Chinese about unimportant and trivial matters and are wondering why the other person is making such a fuss; just tell them that the matter is nothing more than ‘chicken feathers and garlic skin’ Or 鸡毛蒜皮 jī máo suàn pí.