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preach to the choir

To try to convince someone about something that they already support; to state one's opinion to those who are already most receptive to it. You're preaching to the choir here—we all have kids and understand how busy life can get. Honestly, you're preaching to the choir, but I just don't have any money to donate.
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the Nikon choir

The paparazzi or a large group of photojournalists, especially when actively engaged in photographing someone or something of great interest. (Refers to the Nikon brand of camera.) As soon as the starlet walked out onto the red carpet, the Nikon choir swelled to a nearly deafening volume.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

preach to the choir

 and preach to the converted
Fig. to make one's case primarily to one's supporters; to make one's case only to those people who are present or who are already friendly to the issues. There is no need to convince us of the value of hard work. We already know that. You are just preaching to the choir. Don't waste your time telling us about the problem. That's preaching to the choir. Bob found himself preaching to the converted when he was telling Jane the advantages of living in the suburbs. She already hates city life.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He said the pressure was immense but that the choir performed to its level best and managed to bring the trophy home.
The UST Singers under the direction of its founder and conductor, Professor Fidel Gener Calalang Jr., won the highly-coveted title twice in 1995 and 2010, making them the only choir in the competition's history to achieve this astounding feat.
The Detroit Youth Choir with director Anthony White received the Golden Buzzer from host Terry Crews in a recent episode of 'America's Got Talent' which aired Tuesday, June 18.
But the glory days of what Richard had been able to do and the huge funding which had followed the choir simply was no longer available and so we focused on becoming simply the best choir we could be.
Initially the 72-year-old, who has been with the choir for 25 years, thought it was an elaborate prank by a choir member.
On invitation from the Taipei Representative Office in the U.K., the choirs of Koahsiung's Baolai Junior High School, Jian Shan Primary School, and Liou Guei Senior High School are ready to impress the world with beautiful voices from Taiwan.
The choir once again honored Azerbaijan at the International Choir Festival.
In the last few years many local choirs have had a hard time retaining members and some have disbanded completely.
Holmes will also conduct the Florida All-State Mixed Choir during the Florida Music Education Association Conference Jan.
The City of Chester Male Voice Choir also used the concert as an opportunity to show off their new attire in the form of smart dark blue suits and pink ties.
Jo Williamson, Choir Director of Cantabile said: "As the first English choir to have been awarded this prestigious prize, I was speechless when I heard how well we had done and I couldn't be prouder of the girls."
The choir made its first appearance at the National Mod in Oban in 1953 and in 1958 in Glasgow, they won the Margaret Duncan Memorial Trophy while conductor Archie Maclean won the Gold Medal.
The Chorale Alliance is a male-voice choir of about 35 choristers from Mulhouse in Alsace in the north-eastern part of France.
Directed by maestro June Ogolla, the choir entertained audiences with numbers such as Kenya Hakuna Matata as well as Kenya Nchi Yetu.The choir was invited to South Africa by the Kenyan High Commission and it also visited Kenyans in Swaziland.
MARSH Ladies Choir will be having some male company for their next concert.