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Chengyu
焚林而田
Pinyin
fén lín ér tián
Explanation
Meaning
烧毁树林以猎取野兽。比喻取之不留余地,只顾眼前利益,不顾长远利益。
Context
《韩非子·难一》:“焚林而田,偷取多兽;以诈遇民,偷取一时,后必无复。”
Example
钻燧取火,构木为台,~,竭泽而渔。 ◎《淮南子·本经训》
 
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