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皇粮huáng liáng
emperor's grains; a metaphor for state-paid salary
在政府部门工作的人都是吃皇粮的,工资虽然不是很高,但工作稳定,不用担心会突然失业。
people working in government organs live on emperor's grains. Although their salary is not high, their work is stable and they don't worry about losing their jobs suddenly.

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