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send a sow to Minerva

To try to teach someone who is smarter or more of an expert than oneself. The phrase presents the ridiculous image of Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, being taught by a pig. Is he really explaining his songwriting process, as if it's that complex, to a famous musician? Talk about sending a sow to Minerva!
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