cast\ pearls\ before\ swine

• cast pearls before swine
• cast one's pearls before swine
n. phr. literary
To waste good acts or valuable things on someone who won't understand or be thankful for them, just as pigs won't appreciate pearls.
- Often used in negative sentences.

I won't waste good advice on John any more because he never listens to it. I won't cast pearls before swine.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • cast pearls before swine — or[cast one s pearls before swine] {n. phr.}, {literary} To waste good acts or valuable things on someone who won t understand or be thankful for them, just as pigs won t appreciate pearls. Often used in negative sentences. * /I won t waste good… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • cast pearls before swine — literary to offer something valuable to someone who does not understand that it is valuable. Giving him advice is just casting pearls before swine. He doesn t listen …   New idioms dictionary

  • cast pearls before swine — verb To give things of value to those who will not understand or appreciate it …   Wiktionary

  • cast pearls before swine — waste something good on one who has no appreciation for it …   English contemporary dictionary

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