pearl of wisdom

noun

plural pearls of wisdom
: a wise word or statement
He offered some pearls of wisdom about raising children.
often humorous
A crowd of reporters gathered around the coach after the game to hear him dispense his usual pearls of wisdom.

Examples of pearl of wisdom in a Sentence

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“Pearl of wisdom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pearl%20of%20wisdom. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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