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Chengyu
焚林而猎
Pinyin
fén lín ér liè
Explanation
Meaning
焚烧树木林,猎取禽兽。比喻只图眼前利益,不作长久打算。
Context
《韩非子·难一》:“焚林而田,偷取多兽,后必无兽。”《淮南子·主术训》:“故先王之法……不涸泽而渔,不焚林而猎。”
Synonyms
涸池而渔、焚林而田
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语;比喻只图眼前利益
 
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