Chinese Idiom Story: 滥竽充数

滥竽充数 (làn yú chōng shù) means to pretend so as to make up the number.

Translated word by word, it means “to use a fake instrument to make up the number”.

You can use this idiom to describe situations whereby someone without the necessary qualifications join a group of experts and pretend to be one of them in order to make up the required number.

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