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Chengyu
玉粒桂薪
Pinyin
yù lì guì xīn
Explanation
Meaning
米如玉,薪如桂。极言生活费用之高。
Context
宋·王禹偁《陈情表》:“望云就日,非无恋阙之心;玉粒桂薪,未有住京之计。”《宋史·外国传三·高丽》:“緼袍短褐,玉粒桂薪,堪忧食贫,若为卒岁。”
 
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