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饮水啜菽
Pinyin
yǐn shuǐ chuò shū
Explanation
Meaning
饿了吃豆羹,渴了喝清水。形容生活清苦。
Context
《荀子·天论》:“君子啜菽饮水,非愚也,是节然也。”《礼记·檀弓下》:“孔子曰:啜菽饮水尽其欢,斯之谓孝。”
Synonyms
饮水食菽
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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