A：Tom, can you tell me what's the meaning of this phrase?
B: Er...Sorry, I can not sure.
A: 广东快乐十分What are you doing in class? You shouldn't only learn the words parrot fashion.
B: Yes, I know, Dad.
exp. To learn it by repeating it many times but they do not really understand what it means. （鹦鹉学舌般地，机械重复地）
e.g. Under the old system pupils often had to stand to attention and repeat lessons parrot fashion.
e.g. There are no books, pens or chairs here, just a blackboard and a dirt floor where 150 dusty children sit in rows, learning their words parrot fashion.
e.g. When we were at school we used to learn history parrot fashion and all I can remember now is the dates.