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为五斗米折腰
Pinyin
wèi wǔ dǒu mǐ zhé yāo
Explanation
Meaning
五斗米:晋代县令的俸禄,后指微薄的俸禄;折腰:弯腰行礼,指屈身于人。为了微薄的俸禄而弯腰行礼。比喻没有骨气。
Context
《晋书·陶潜传》:“吾不能为五斗米折腰,拳拳事乡里小人邪。”
 
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