Gold coins to a cat.

Gold coins to a cat. — One of the meanings of this proverb could be… Giving a gift to someone who can’t appreciate it; A useless gesture; “Pearls before swine.” According to superstition, cats love round, shiny objects like coins even though they’re ignorant of their true use, so this proverb also carries the connotation of an objective pursued without completely comprehending it. (This is a Japanese proverb, saying, or idiom)