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三旬九食
Pinyin
sān xún jiǔ shí
Explanation
Meaning
旬:十天叫一旬。三十天中只能吃九顿饭。形容家境贫困。
Context
汉·刘向《说苑·立节》:“子思居于卫,缊袍无表,二旬而九食。”晋·陶潜《拟古》诗:“三旬九遇食,十年著一冠。”
 
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