bring (one's) pigs to market

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bring (one's) pigs to market

To do what one is capable of. Sure, she's a talented writer, but she's not disciplined enough to bring her pigs to market.
See also: bring, market, pig

bring (or drive) your pigs to market

succeed in realizing your potential.
See also: bring, market, pig
References in classic literature ?
He gets to know about me and my property, and about this young lady, and her share in poor young John's story, and he puts this and that together, and he says to himself, "I'll get in with Boffin, and I'll get in with this young lady, and I'll work 'em both at the same time, and I'll bring my pigs to market somewhere." I hear him say it, bless you!