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称薪而爨
Pinyin
chēng xīn ér cuàn
Explanation
Meaning
薪:柴;爨:烧火煮饭。称了柴草煮饭。比喻只注意小事,不从大处着眼。
Context
《淮南子·泰族训》:“称薪而爨,数米而炊,可以治小而未可以治大也。”
Example
积财聚谷,日不暇给。真个是数米而炊,称柴而爨。 ◎明·冯梦龙《警世通言》卷五
 
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