One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Advocate something to people who already share one's convictions about its merits or importance.
- ‘Tell any mother who is either working or wants to get back into paid work after having a child that it is difficult finding affordable childcare, and you are already preaching to the converted.’
- ‘You're preaching to the converted over here, my friend.’
- ‘The problem is more than just preaching to the converted.’
- ‘Thursday's summit attracted an audience of around 100 young farmers and industry insiders and it was a case of preaching to the converted for many delegates.’
- ‘I guess we're sort of preaching to the converted already.’
- ‘We were preaching to the choir, but it was good, catty fun.’
- ‘If you like this kind of stuff, then I'm already preaching to the converted.’
- ‘If you already have parts 1-4 of this series, then I am already preaching to the converted.’
- ‘Is this success because he's been preaching to the converted?’
- ‘I believe this is what is known as " preaching to the choir"?’
- ‘I know that I'm probably preaching to the converted, but, even if you're don't listen to it, a community-based radio station is an essential part of Canberra's culture.’
- ‘Spoken word records covering social and political issues can be a bit of a dicey situation since they usually don't hold up past the first listen and they hardly sell because they're already preaching to the converted.’
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