"pearl of wisdom" meaning in English

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Noun

Audio: En-au-pearl of wisdom.ogg Forms: pearls of wisdom [plural]
Head templates: {{en-noun|pearls of wisdom}} pearl of wisdom (plural pearls of wisdom)
  1. (idiomatic, often sarcastic) A succinct, insightful saying, piece of advice, or moral precept. Tags: idiomatic, often, sarcastic Related terms: aphorism, tip Translations (succinct, insightful saying, piece of advice, or moral precept): perle af visdom (Danish), parel van wijsheid [feminine] (Dutch), perle de sagesse (French), sage parole [feminine] (French), Perle der Weisheit [feminine] (German), gullkorn [neuter] (Icelandic), perla di saggezza [feminine] (Italian), perły mądrości (Polish), pérola de sabedoria [feminine] (Portuguese), perla de sabiduría [feminine] (Spanish), pärla av visdom (Swedish)

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