Meaning of caviar to the general in English:

caviar to the general


  • A good thing unappreciated by the ignorant.

    ‘But this is between ourselves as such a proposition unexplained would be caviare to the general.’
    • ‘As a matter of fact, it remains caviare to the general to this day, and even among persons educated in music there are many who do not like it, or like it only in small doses.’
    • ‘Poets, like other artists whose work remains caviar to the general, have always sought patronage - from individuals, corporation and governments.’
    • ‘After years of having been caviar to the general, Sir John, having won an Academy Award for his work in ‘Arthur,’ is, according to Miss Danner, enjoying his new popularity among the masses.’
    • ‘He was an intellectual aristocrat who was, as a teacher, caviar to the general.’