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Chengyu
饮犊上流
Pinyin
yìn dú shàng liú
Explanation
Meaning
指蔑视爵禄名位,风操高洁。
Context
晋·皇甫谧《高士传·许由》:“尧又召为九州长,由不欲闻之,洗耳于颍水滨。时其友巢父牵犊欲饮之,见由洗耳,问其故。对曰:尧欲召我为九州长,恶闻其声,是故洗耳。巢父曰:……子故浮游俗间,求其名誉,污吾犊口。牵犊上流而饮之。”
Example
~奔轶者,何年来此结茆堂。 ◎元·张简《破山涧上听水》诗
 
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