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reinvent the wheel


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  • verb idiomatic To redo work unnecessarily when it has already been done satisfactorily; to rethink an already working system, technique, etc. in a needless attempt to improve it.


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  • One of the things I enjoy about this dum cliche is that considering the degree of communication that must have existed between pre-pre-prehistoric societies, which was basically no communication, the wheel itself was surely reinvented many times.

    December 2, 2007

  • thtownse, you would surely prefer the phrase 're-invent the vandanbladderstiddle'.

    March 19, 2008