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Chengyu
齐王舍牛
Pinyin
qí wáng shě niú
Explanation
Meaning
比喻帝王对臣民怀有恻隐之心。
Context
《孟子·梁惠王上》:“王(齐宣王)坐于堂上,有牵牛而过堂下者,王见之,曰:‘牛何之?’对曰:‘将以衅钟。’王曰:‘舍之。吾不忍其觳觫,若无罪而就死地。’对曰:‘然则废衅钟与?’曰:‘何可废也?以羊易之。’”
Example
联祇膺灵命,抚遂群生,言念亭育,无忘鉴眛。殷帝去网,庶踵前修;~,实符本志。 ◎唐·高祖《禁行刑屠杀诏》
 
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