不为五斗米折腰

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Chinese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: to not bow down for the sake of five decalitres of rice

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

不为五斗米折腰

  1. to not compromise one's integrity just to earn a small salary in a deadend job; to not sacrifice one's ideals in order to make a living