成語：傾筐倒篋（QING KUANG DAO QIE）: to exhaust all one has to help; to give all one’s to help; to empty one’s purse to help; to give generous financial support to those who need; to ransack boxes and chests; to try one’s best to help; to empty the coffers to assist others；to give one’s all including treasury and knowledge to help others.
故事英譯：Xi Jian, the Minister of National Defense of Kingdom Jin, had a beloved beautiful daughter, who was the apple of Xi Jian’s eye. Xi Jian loved his daughter very much and when she grew up to a late teenager, he urgently wanted to look for a nice youth for her husband.
Xi Jian heard that there were several educated youths in Wang Dao’s family, who was the Minister of Domestic Affairs of Jin. One day, Xi Jian sent a student as a matchmaker to visit Wang Dao and the student told Wang Dao that Xi Jian had a beloved daughter and would like to choose the best one among his sons or nephews to be his son-in-law. Wang Dao let the messenger-student himself to go to the east chamber to select one from them, all the youths lived there. In the meantime, the matchmaker arrived at the east chamber but he couldn’t make a decision, and returned home to report the situation he saw at Wang Dao’s family to Xi Jian, he said, “The several youths in Wang Dao’s family are all very smart. When they heard that I’d come to choose one from them for being your son-in-law, they all approached me, showed with affectations, desiring to let me see their talents, except one, who lay on a bed with a bare belly, seemed that he ignored the affair of selecting a son-in-law by you; and was eating snacks freely. ”
Xi Jian was considering as he was listening, all of a sudden, he said joyfully, “This is just my best son-in-law!” But he was still worried about it, so he himself went to Wang’s house to see the youth who lay the bed in Wang’s east chamber, and after watching carefully he felt very satisfied. Then he had his daughter marry the youth. The youth was Wang Dao’s nephew named Wang Xi Zhi, the well-known great calligrapher. Miss Xi married Wang Xi Zhi and lived in Wang’s family. Someday when she returned her parents’ home, she told her two younger brothers, she said, “When Wang’s families saw Mr. Xie An and Xie Wan dropped on, they emptied the boxes and cupboards taking out all their best delicious food to treat Xies. Afterward, according her such words, this idiom was derived –exhaust all one’s have to help the need.