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窃位素餐
Pinyin
qiè wèi sù cān
Explanation
Meaning
素:空;餐:吃饭,指俸禄。窃居高位,无功受禄。旧指高级官员饱食终日,无所用心。后也用作谦词。
Context
《汉书·杨恽传》:“已负窃位素餐之责久矣。”
Example
孔子作《春秋》而乱臣贼子惧;梁竦作《七序》而~者惭。 ◎明·李贽《初潭集·师友二》
 
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