like giving strawberries to a donkey

like giving strawberries to a donkey

Said when one presents something valuable to someone who does not recognize its worth. Most of the time, playing classical music for high schoolers is like giving strawberries to a donkey. But every so often a few kids appreciate it. A: "I can't believe he gave his brand-new convertible to that bumpkin." B: "I know, it's like giving strawberries to a donkey."
See also: donkey, give, like, strawberry
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