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兴利除弊
Pinyin
xīng lì chú bì
English
promote what is beneficial and abolish what is harmful
Explanation
Meaning
弊:害处,坏处。兴办对国家人民有益利的事业,除去各种弊端。
Context
《管子·君臣下》:“为民兴利除害,正民之德。”宋·王安石《答司马谏议书》:“举先王之政,以兴利除弊,不为生事。”
Synonyms
除旧布新、破旧立新
Antonyms
陈陈相固、故步自封
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语;含褒义
 
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