pearl of wisdom


pearl of wisdom
Pearl of wisdom
A pearl of wisdom is a good or important piece of advice, but it is often used in an ironic way when someone gives advice that is very obvious or not very useful.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • pearl of wisdom — noun A succinct, insightful saying, piece of advice, or moral precept. I am desolated to lose the pearls of wisdom that habitually fall from your cultivated lips, returned Haddo …   Wiktionary

  • (a) pearl of wisdom — a ˌpearl of ˈwisdom idiom (usually ironic) a wise remark • Thank you for those pearls of wisdom. Main entry: ↑pearlidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) pearl of wisdom — an important piece of advice. Thank you for that pearl of wisdom, Jerry. Now do you think you could suggest something more useful? …   New idioms dictionary

  • pearl — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)l[/t]] pearls 1) N COUNT A pearl is a hard round object which is shiny and creamy white in colour. Pearls grow inside the shell of an oyster and are used for making expensive jewellery. → See also mother of pearl She wore a string of… …   English dictionary

  • pearl — [pə:l US pə:rl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(jewel)¦ 2¦(hard substance)¦ 3 pearls of wisdom 4 cast/throw pearls before swine 5¦(liquid)¦ 6¦(excellent thing/person)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: perle, from Vulgar Latin pernula, from Latin… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie —     Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie     Better known, under the pseudonym which first won her fame, as JOHN OLIVER HOBBES.     English novelist, dramatist, and convert; b. 3 November, 1867; d. 13… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • pearl — [ pɜrl ] noun * 1. ) count a small round jewel that is white and shiny and that grows inside the shell of an OYSTER: a string of pearls a pearl necklace a ) an artificial jewel like this 2. ) uncount a hard substance that is inside some shells… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie — (November 3, 1867 August 13, 1906), Anglo American novelist and dramatist, who wrote under the pen name of John Oliver Hobbes, was born at Boston, USA.She was the eldest daughter of John Morgan Richards, a businessman in Boston, Massachusetts,… …   Wikipedia

  • Pearl — For other uses, see Pearl (disambiguation). Pearl Pearls General Category Mineral Chemical formula Ca …   Wikipedia

  • pearl — noun 1 JEWEL (C) 2 a) a small round hard white object with a silvery shine, that is formed inside the shell of an oyster, and is very valuable as a jewel: a string of pearls | a pearl necklace b) an artificial copy of this jewel 3 LIQUID (C)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English