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(To) cast pearls before swine

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The meaning of the phrase ‘(To) cast pearls before swine' is to give something precious to those who are unable to understand its value.

Sample Usage

1. By advising to be good and gentle to those rouges, you are just casting pearls before swine.

2. The teacher tried his best to change the bad habits of the students in the class but it proved to be casting pearls before swine.

3. If you think that they will change their behaviour by your sermons, you are simply casting pearls before swine.

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