throw pearls to pigs/ cast pearls before swine

   This expression means that it is wasteful to offer something valuable or useful to someone who does not understand or appreciate it.

She had a beautifully trained voice but the audience didn't listen - talk about throwing pearls to pigs!

English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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