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    Hi!
    Is it correct to say;" You're selling nuts for toothless teachers?" I mean that I am offering teachers something valuable but it is not necessary for them. They won't make use of it. They need other things.

    Bye,
    Assaf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi!
    Is it correct to say;" You're selling nuts for toothless teachers?" I mean that I am offering teachers something valuable but it is not necessary for them. They won't make use of it. They need other things.
    Bye,
    Assaf
    The saying sounds similar - though not applying in the same context - to our 'like two bald men fighting over a comb'. But I've never heard of a version where someone tries to sell a comb to a bald man.

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    Re: saying

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi!
    Is it correct to say;" You're selling nuts for toothless teachers?" I mean that I am offering teachers something valuable but it is not necessary for them. They won't make use of it. They need other things.Bye,
    Assaf
    There is a similar saying in English for your reference:

    You're casting pearls before swine.

    That is, you're offering beautiful or valuable things to people who cannot appreciate them.

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