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Like pissing in an angel's ear

Posted by Bookworm on February 24, 2004

In Reply to: Like pissing in an angel's ear posted by Daniel on February 24, 2004

: I have been trying to track down the origins of the phrase, 'Like pissing in an angel's ear'. I have been led to believe that it may be translated from an old Dutch phrase or perhaps from Afrikaans. Any clues?

What does it mean? Does it imply desecration?