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Chengyu
己饥己溺
Pinyin
jǐ jī jǐ nì
Explanation
Meaning
别人挨饿、落水就象自己挨饿、落水一样。旧时形容在位者关心人民疾苦。也比喻对别人的痛苦深表同情,并将解除别人的痛苦为己任。
Context
《孟子·离娄下》:“禹思天下有溺者,由己溺之也;稷思天下有饥者,由己饥之也;是以如是其急也。”
Grammar
联合式;作宾语;含褒义
 
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