pearls before swine


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pearls before swine

Jesus adjures one not to waste best efforts. [N.T.: Matthew 7:6]
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(18) Adrian Martin, 'Pearls Before Swine', Film Critic: Adrian Martin, July 2000, <http://filmcritic.com.aU/reviews/p/pearls_before_ swine.html>, accessed 2 March 2019.
However, "Pearls Before Swine" creator Stephan Pastis realized there was a problem when he began talking to younger readers across the country.
And as for Jersey Royals, it would be like casting pearls before swine.
Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine, published in 1965.
If I ever see "Pearls Before Swine" again, it'll be too soon.
lest ...: mote and beam: pearls before swine: sufficient unto the day ...: by their fruits ...: seek and ye shall find.
If the National Eisteddfod is not halal in the eyes of the Archdruid one wonders whether he would like to go further, and demand a cultural boycott on the principle set out by St Matthew: ``Neither cast ye your pearls before swine. ''
Pearls Before Swine is a daily newspaper strip that features a self-centered, rude, sometimes violent Rat, a dimwitted but good-natured Pig, a Zebra who is constantly trying to make peace with the lions and alligators to keep them from eating his relatives, and assorted supporting characters.
Maybe, like me, you're a Pearls Before Swine neo-evangelist.
Only the terminally naive would have been expecting anything of value to come from the exchange - trainers aren't known for throwing pearls before swine. But the viewing public of Wednesday, who were also the potential viewing public of Thursday, would have been happy enough to hear the horse was looking well/working well/doing everything well that had been asked of him/likely to go quite well/as well as could be expected.
Even in Biblical days tossing pearls before swine was considered frivolous.
At moments like these, I'm tempted to summarize the grandly fulfilling enterprise of religious education with the damning phrase: "Pearls before swine." But I resist.