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Can anyone tell me the meaning of 买椟还珠 ? My frd said it has a nice meaning but I hv no idea about it at all.
Jul 10, 2008 7:16 AM
Answers · 4
Literally, it means to keep the glittering casket and give back the pearls to the seller, well this is just a idiom that shows youur lack of judgment and end up choosing the wrong thing
July 10, 2008
one man think the wrappage is more beatuiful than the goods. so he buy the wrappage and throw away the goods. it really means, don't pay attention to appearance,we should distinguish the really cimelia.
July 10, 2008
"椟"is more precious than "珠",so if someone just buy "椟" and return the "珠" which inside the "珠", he is a stupid person who cannot see the true value of thing.
July 10, 2008
to buy a box but return the pearl in it
July 10, 2008
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