Preaching to the choir?

Posted by Bill Maynard on May 03, 2000

In Reply to: Preaching to the choir? posted by AC on May 03, 2000

: I believe it means to be complaining something to someone who agrees with your point of view, but could someone verify? Thanks.

I thought it was "preaching to the converted" which meant setting about convincing someone of a point of view he already shared with you. 'Preaching to the choir' on the other hand means (with about 60% certainty on my part) to speak to a captive audience - if the congregation doesn't turn up it doesn't mean the choir can go home early.