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Meaning of “cast pearls before swine” in the English Dictionary

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cast pearls before swine

to ​offer something ​valuable or good to someone who does not ​knowitsvalue: I'm ​afraid you're ​castingpearls before ​swine with ​your good ​advice - he won't ​listen.
(Definition of cast pearls before swine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cast pearls before swine”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把有价值的东西给不识货的人, 明珠暗投,对牛弹琴…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把有價值的東西給不識貨的人, 明珠暗投,對牛彈琴…
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