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惜墨如金
Pinyin
xī mò rú jīn
English
(of a painter, calligrapher or writer)work with scrupulous care, cherish one's own work
Explanation
Meaning
惜:爱惜。爱惜墨就象金子一样。指不轻易动笔。
Context
明·陶宗仪《辍耕录》卷八:“李成惜墨如金,是也。”
Example
写文章要力求做到~,删繁就简。
Synonyms
言简意赅、一字千金
Antonyms
连篇累牍、拖泥带水
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含褒义
 
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