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Chengyu
焚林而田,竭泽而渔
Pinyin
fén lín ér tián jié zé ér yú
Explanation
Meaning
竭:使……干涸;渔:打鱼。烧毁森林捕捉野兽,排干湖水去捕捉鱼。比喻只顾眼前的利益,无止境地索取而不留余地。
Context
汉·刘安《淮南子·本经训》:“钻燧取火,构木为台,焚林而田,竭泽而渔。”
 
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