Definition of pearls before swine in English:

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pearls before swine

Valuable things offered or given to people who do not appreciate them.
With biblical allusion to Matt. 7:6
Example sentences
  • Oh, but even as I write I can't shake the feeling that I'm casting pearls before swine; that you don't believe a word of this, that you remain suspicious of my motives.
  • As a general rule, I advise against casting pearls before swine.
  • It was a true case of casting pearls before swine.
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