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Chengyu
后海先河
Pinyin
hòu hǎi xiān hé
Explanation
Meaning
比喻做事要先本后末。
Context
语出《礼记·学记》:“三王之祭川也,皆先河而后海。”
Example
及乎年齿渐大,闻见益增,始知~,为山覆篑,而炳烛之光,桑榆之效,亦已晚矣。 ◎清·顾炎武《与陆桴亭札》
 
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