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惜字如金
Pinyin
xī zì rú jīn
Explanation
Meaning
指极其节省文字,不多费笔墨。
Context
清·李渔《闲情偶寄·词曲·格局》:“文章所忌者,开口骂题。便说几句闲文,才归正传,亦未尝不可,胡遽惜字如金,而作此卤莽灭裂之状也!”
 
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