To offer something valuable or good to someone who does not know its value:
I’m afraid you’re casting pearls before swine with your good advice – he won’t listen.
Cast pearls before swine
Do something or offer something to someone who can’t appreciate it.
Giving a beautiful birthday card to the blind child is like casting pearls before swine.
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– and I fear I may be casting pearls before swine once again.
I suppose he could have said: ‘I’m fed up with casting pearls before swine’.
No less a master of the simile than Wittgenstein complains that relating his ideas is like “casting pearls before swine”.
Glenn Hoddle might in future heed the advice of another beleaguered spiritual heretic who cautioned against casting pearls before swine.
The Japanese idiom neko ni koban (猫に小判, literally, “gold coins for cats”) is an equivalent for casting pearls before swine.
exclusivity goes back hundreds of years: Hamlet declared that a play “pleased not the million – it was caviare to the general”, the gastronomic equivalent of casting
It appears Mr Barrett may well have been casting pearls before swine.
In Matthew 7:6, Jesus warns his followers not to cast pearls before swine.
Why should you cast your pearls before swine?
They had cast their pearl before swine, and they damn near lost the farm doing it.
Elaborately dressed and carefully made up, he will cast his pearls before swine and his body before bulls.
Perhaps that’s why her segment burned brightest, that and the knock ‘em dead presence of Russian guest Irina Kolesnikova, casting her pearls before swine
Stephen Garrett, of the independent production company Kudos, agrees that the problem is not one of young film-makers casting pearls before the swine of
Lord Jesus warns against teaching those who are unprepared and cannot understand: “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls
Pearls before swine.
Pearls before swine, indeed!
Pearls before swine, and what pearls they are.
Prosperity has been abused—pearls before swine.
Pearls Before Swine 15 Jan. 1997 15.
We thought of ourselves as pearls before swine.
In Asset, he threw a pearl before swine.
“I had a real feeling of pearls before swine.
“I had a distinct feeling of pearls before swine…
Rosewater; or Pearls Before Swine” 1965.
“And pearls before swine,” returned Miss Parker, sweeping magisterially ahead.
A rare case, this dinner party, of swine before pearls.
What an effective maxim, ‘Don’t throw your pearls before swine,’ ” he said.
Poets themselves best describe the pearls-before-swine risk of populist versifying.
(Do we, in other words, cast Perle before swine?)
Today his daily strip, “Pearls Before Swine,” appears in more than 500 newspapers.
In a Pearls Before Swine strip, Rat, on steroids, decides he “will kick Mary Worth’s &#$*%!”
Some Pearls Before Swine strips include appearances by the Family Circus characters or parodic Family Circus strips.
You have found the comics and you open it up to one of your favorite comics, Pearls Before Swine.
“Pearls before swine, I can tell yer.”
On the other hand, Peugeot could spot pearl among swine.