preach to the converted


: to speak for or against something to people who already agree with one's opinions
The speeches he makes to his supporters won't win him any more votes. He's just preaching to the converted.

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Recent Examples on the Web Yet Martens is also aware of the need to spread the message of sustainability far and wide and not just preach to the converted. Mark Holgate, Vogue, 12 Nov. 2021

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“Preach to the converted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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