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See also: 不为五斗米折腰
not; nobecause of; for; tobecause of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become fiveladle; dipper; smallladle; dipper; small; big; stars rice; meter to bow in obeisance trad. (不為五斗米折腰/不爲五斗米折腰) 不 為/爲 五 斗 米 折腰 simp. (不为五斗米折腰) 不 为 五 斗 米 折腰 Literally: “to not bow down for the sake of five pecks (or decalitres) of rice”.
- to not compromise one's integrity just to earn a small salary in a dead-end job; to not sacrifice one's ideals in order to make a living