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Chengyu
姜桂之性
Pinyin
jiāng guì zhī xìng
Explanation
Meaning
〖释义〗生姜和肉桂愈久愈辣。比喻年纪越大性格越耿直。
Context
《宋史·晏敦复传》:“况吾姜桂之性,到老愈辣。”
Example
曾于桂花楼中张宴,诸味尽为花气所夺,惟姜酱不就味。~,老而愈辣,以喻忠节之气,洵不虚也。(清·沈复《浮生六记》卷四)
 
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