cast pearls before swine

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To give things of value to those who will not understand or appreciate it.

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  • From the Bible "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." – KJV, Matthew 7:6
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'cast pearls before swine':

Cast Pearls before SwineTo waste your feelings and sympathies on a person who won’t appreciate or care about,
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