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Chengyu
食玉炊桂
Pinyin
shí yù chuī guì
Explanation
Meaning
食品贵如油,燃料贵如桂。比喻物价昂贵。
Context
《战国策·楚策三》:“楚国之食贵于玉,薪贵于桂,谒者难得见如鬼,王难得见如天帝,今令臣食玉炊桂,因鬼见帝。”
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、补语;含贬义
 
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