One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Valuable things offered or given to people who do not appreciate them.
- ‘It was a true case of casting pearls before swine.’
- ‘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.’
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