Chinese English Dictionary

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PinYin kāi yuán jié líu    Simplified 开源节流    Traditional 開源節流
  1. lit. to open a water source and reduce outflow (idiom); to increase income and save on spending
  2. to broaden the sources of income and economize on expenditure

Chinese meanings
  1. kāi yuán jié liú
    比喻在财政经济上增加收入,节省开支。

Chinese meanings
  1. kāi yuán jié liú
    【近义】增产节约
    【反义】大手大脚、铺张浪费、挥霍无度
    【释义】开发水源,节制水流。比喻增加收入,节省开支。
    【出处】《荀子·富国》:“故明主必谨养其和,节其流,开其源,而时斟酌焉,潢然使天下必有余,而上不忧不足。”
    【用例】在经济工作中,应该经常注意~。

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