caviar to the general

(redirected from caviar)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

caviar to the general

Something of an exceptionally high quality or intelligence not befitting or appreciated by those who consume, see, or partake in it. "General" here refers to the general population, not a military general. I wrote several novels earlier in my career that were very well received by academics, but they were caviar to the general and never achieved popular success.
See also: general
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

caviar to the general

a good thing that is not appreciated by the ignorant.
This phrase comes from Shakespeare 's Hamlet, where Hamlet commends a play with the words: ‘the play, I remember, pleased not the million; 'twas caviar to the general’.
See also: general
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Chapter 10 Historical and Current Caviar in South America (2013-2018)
In celebration of National Caviar Day on July 18, Beluga is offering a complimentary glass of bubbles subject to a minimum spend per person.
When asked about the possibility of caviar, the experts said it was impossible as you will get male fish from the fertilised eggs.
To be in with a chance of trying Ketchup Caviar at the ultimate ValenHeinz Breakfast, lovers of Heinz Tomato Ketchup need to reserve their place by visiting the brand'sFacebook pageatwww.facebook.com/HeinzUK.
Following years of research John and Mark developed and perfected the process of extracting eggs from sturgeon without harming the fish, meaning unlike other methods of harvesting Caviar, KC Caviar's fish go on to produce eggs for many years.
"With continued research and new technological advancements came Caviar Water, followed by Caviar Absolute.
'Caviar is one of my most favorite ingredients to work with,' she said.
The latest statistics released by the Iran Customs Administration show a total of 557 kilograms of farmed caviar worth $1.37 million were exported from Iran during the seven months to Oct.
'It was formerly a Soviet Republic, and Americans didn't pay much attention to the Soviet Union even though they loved Russian caviar,' Tesar tells Food and Wine.' But, that's where it came from.
"We have exported 10kg of natural caviar to the US last year after receiving license from the FDA in the years 2016 and 2017," Managing-Director of Agricultural Services of Specialized Holding Company Abbas Rajayee said on Wednesday.
Atlantis, The Palm teamed up with luxury US caviar company AmStur this New Year's Eve to create the impossible and break the Guinness World RecordAaAaAeAnAaAaAeA for the world's largest caviar tin.
Dubai's Atlantis, The Palm, a top entertainment resort destination teamed up with luxury US caviar company AmStur this New Year's Eve to create the impossible and break the Guinness World Record for the world's largest caviar tin.
One hundred years after Russian aristocrats fleeing the Bolshevik revolution brought caviar to the haute-cuisine restaurants of Paris, the "black gold" has found a new home in China--a country more known for food scares involving exploding melons and fake eggs.
New Orleans, LA, July 19, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Khavyar, a premium online marketplace of exceptional caviar, has announced that it will now be offering free shipping on all online orders greater than $50.