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Chengyu
买椟还珠
Pinyin
mǎi dú huán zhū
Explanation
Meaning
椟:木匣;珠:珍珠。买下木匣,退还了珍珠。比喻没有眼力,取舍不当。
Context
《韩非子·外储说左上》:“楚人有卖其珠于郑者,为木兰之柜,熏以桂椒,缀以珠玉,饰以玫瑰,辑以羽翠。郑人买其椟而还其珠。”
Example
不善读书者,昧菁英而矜糟粕。~,虽多奚益?改用白话,决无此病。 ◎清·裘廷梁《论白话为维新之本》
Synonyms
舍本逐末、本末倒置、反裘负薪
Antonyms
去粗取精
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、宾语、定语;用于书面语
 
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