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phakL cheeM rooyM naaF
Royal Institute - 1982
ผักชีโรยหน้า  /ผัก-ชี-โรย-น่า/
[นาม] (การใช้: สำนวน) การทำความดีเพียงผิวเผิน.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiผัก-ชี-โรย-น่า
IPApʰàk tɕʰiː roːj nâː
Royal Thai General Systemphak chi roi na

 [noun, phrase]
[metaphor] window dressing; gilding; improvements only on the surface

componentsผักชีphakL cheeMcilantro, wild celery herb, Apium graveolens
โรย rooyMto sprinkle; to powder
หน้า  naaFface; front; facade; visage; (to nod) head
synonymผักชีลอยหน้าphakL cheeM laawyM naaF[lit. "to sprinkle parsley on top"] to gild the suface appearance of (something); to garnish or make (something) more beautiful
related wordตีไข่ใส่สีdteeM khaiL saiL seeRto sugarcoat, gild the lily, embellish, exaggerate
exampleแบบผักชีโรยหน้าbaaepL phakL cheeM rooyM naaFto do that part of the work that is being seen or inspected, but do the rest of work badly or even left undone

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