cast pearls before swine


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cast pearls before swine

- To offer something valuable to someone who does not appreciate it.
See also related terms for offer.
Translations
Perlen vor die Säue werfen
dar margaritas a los cerdosechar margaritas a los cerdos
helmiä sioille
donner de la confiture aux cochons
kasta perlum fyrir svín
猫に小判豚に真珠
parels voor de zwijnen
kasta pärlor för svinkasta pärlor för svinen
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Messina, Italy--On Sunday, March 26, an 80-year-old Sicilian parish priest humiliated Pieruccio, an 11-year-old boy suffering from Down's Syndrome in front of all his catechism companions, by telling him that he would not hear his confession before First Communion, because "one cannot cast pearls before swine.