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一琴一鹤    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin yī qín yī hè    Simplified 一琴一鹤    Traditional 一琴一鶴
  1. carrying very little luggage (idiom)
  2. honest and incorruptible (government officials)

Chinese meanings
  1. yī qín yī hè
    【释义】原指宋朝赵抃去四川做官,随身携带的东西仅有一张琴和一只鹤。形容行装简少,也比喻为官清廉。
    【出处】宋·沈括《梦溪笔谈》卷九:“赵阅道为成都转运史,出行部内,唯携一琴一鹤,坐则看鹤鼓琴。”《宋史·赵抃传》:“帝曰:‘闻卿匹马入蜀,以一琴一鹤自随;为政简易,亦称是乎!’”
    【用例】你把那行装整顿,无过是~紧随身。(元·无名氏《冯玉兰夜月泣江舟》第一折)

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