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Chengyu
饮水思源
Pinyin
yǐn shuǐ sī yuán
English
grateful for favors received or not to forget one's origins
Explanation
Meaning
喝水的时候想起水是从哪儿来的。比喻不忘本。
Context
北周·庾信《徵调曲》:“落其实者思其树,饮其流者怀其源。”
Example
这也是他~的意思。 ◎清·吴趼人《二十年目睹之怪现状》第七十八回
 
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