Definition of pearls before swine in US English:

pearls before swine


  • Valuable things offered or given to people who do not appreciate them.

    • ‘It was a true case of casting pearls before swine.’
    • ‘As a general rule, I advise against 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.’