cast pearls before swine


cast pearls before swine
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

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cast pearls before swine — see pearl
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Main Entry:cast

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cast, throw, etc. pearls before ˈswine idiom
to give or offer valuable things to people who do not understand their value
Main entry:pearlidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cast pearls before swine — If you cast pearls before swine, you offer something of value to someone who doesn t appreciate it swine are pigs …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cast pearls before swine — ► cast pearls before swine offer valuable things to people who do not appreciate them. Main Entry: ↑pearl …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • cast pearls before swine —    If you cast pearls before swine, you offer something of value to someone who doesn t appreciate it swine are pigs .   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cast pearls before swine — waste something valuable on someone who doesn t appreciate it Giving her the gold earrings was casting pearls before swine …   Idioms and examples

  • 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