throw pearls before swine

cast, throw, etc. pearls before ˈswine idiom
to give or offer valuable things to people who do not understand their value
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  • cast/throw pearls before swine — to give or offer something valuable to someone who does not understand its value • • • Main Entry: ↑pearl cast/throw pearls before swine see <sup>1</sup>PEARL • • • Main Entry: ↑swine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pearls Before Swine (comic strip) — Pearls Before Swine The four main Pearls Before Swine Characters. From left to right: Zebra, Rat, Pig and Goat. Author(s) Stephan Pastis …   Wikipedia

  • throw pearls to pigs/ cast pearls before swine —    This expression means that it is wasteful to offer something valuable or useful to someone who does not understand or appreciate it.     She had a beautifully trained voice but the audience didn t listen talk about throwing pearls to pigs! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cast pearls before swine — phrase to offer something good or helpful to someone who does not value it Thesaurus: to offer something and offerssynonym Main entry: pearl * * * cast pearls before swine see ↑pearl • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • do not throw pearls to swine — With allusion to MATTHEW vii. 6 (AV) Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine. Often in the phrase to cast pearls before swine. 1340 Ayenbite of Inwit (EETS) 152 Thet we ne thrauwe naght oure preciouse… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • throw pearls to the pigs — Someone that throws pearls to pigs is giving someone else something they don t deserve or appreciate. ( Throw pearls before pigs and Cast pearls before swine are also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pearl — [pə:l US pə:rl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(jewel)¦ 2¦(hard substance)¦ 3 pearls of wisdom 4 cast/throw pearls before swine 5¦(liquid)¦ 6¦(excellent thing/person)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: perle, from Vulgar Latin pernula, from Latin… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Perle — (Die) Perlen vor die Säue werfen: Edles, Gutes und Schönes dem bieten, der es nicht zu würdigen versteht. Die Redensart ist biblischen Ursprungs: »Ihr sollt das Heiligtum nicht den Hunden geben, und eure Perlen sollt ihr nicht vor die Säue werfen …   Das Wörterbuch der Idiome

  • Perle — 1. Auch Perlen verlieren ihren Glanz. 2. Die Perle im Miste ist so kostbar als die im Kranze. 3. Die Perlen findet man im Schlamm des Meeres und die besten Frauen unten im Volk. Die Türken legen bei den Frauen kein Gewicht auf vornehme Abkunft,… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Matthew 7:6 — is the sixth verse of the seventh chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount. This verse contains an ambiguous warning about placing pearls before swine. The original Koine Greek, according to… …   Wikipedia

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