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    leave one's pearl in the shell

    What does this mean exactly?

    I think it might suggest that you don't use your full potential.
    Am i right?

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    Re: leave one's pearl in the shell

    The "pearl" could represent a person's talent, character, or personality that is not being used or shown to the world. A man could be a great artist, but believe it is not a way to make a living. He might not see value in his talent. If a girl is very shy, others can not see her true character or personality. It is hidden in her shell.

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    Re: leave one's pearl in the shell

    Thank you Supergirl

    Under his nose was a dream come true
    Been there all the time and he almost knew
    Thoughts of people in misfortune stopped him doing things well
    His duty was to use it - left his pearl in the shell

    These are song lyrics by Howard Jones

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