a pearl of wisdom

pearl of wisdom

A piece of valuable advice. The phrase is sometimes used sarcastically. The old woman shared her pearls of wisdom with the struggling teen, in the hopes of making him feel better. Thanks for the pearl of wisdom, buddy, but your suggestion is ridiculous.
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a pearl of wisdom

If you describe something that someone has said or written as a pearl of wisdom, you mean that it sounds very wise or helpful. I tried to attract the attention of a passing waitress and waited for Josh's next pearl of wisdom. We here in Arkansas are always so grateful for all the pearls of wisdom that may fall from Mr. Greenberg's lips. Note: People usually use this expression humorously, to suggest that in fact they think the person is saying something very obvious, boring or silly.
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Starting in January, National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, this coalition of leading women's health advocates is asking women to "Take the Pearl Pledge," in which they commit to: schedule their annual gynecologic examination, wear a Pearl of Wisdom in support of cervical cancer prevention, and encourage 5 friends to do the same.
To participate in the Pearl Pledge, women can purchase a Pearl of Wisdom, the global symbol for cervical cancer prevention, at www.
To earn a pearl, participants must explain in 350 characters or less why their mom or special woman in their life should receive a Pearl of Wisdom, the global symbol for cervical cancer prevention.
Participants who post their Pearl Tributes after the free pin giveaway has finished can still send Mom a Pearl of Wisdom pin for Mother's Day.
Thus, in honor of National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January, this coalition of leading women's health advocates today launched its "Take the Pearl Pledge" initiative, which asks women to: schedule their annual gynecologic examination, wear a Pearl of Wisdom in support of cervical cancer prevention, and encourage 5 friends to do the same.
For the "Take the Pearl Pledge" initiative, women can purchase a Pearl of Wisdom, the global symbol for cervical cancer prevention, at www.
On Mother's Day, Wear and Share a Pearl of Wisdom to Help Prevent Cervical Cancer
And the campaign urges women to help do this by wearing a Pearl of Wisdom, the global symbol for cervical cancer prevention.