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reinvent the wheel

Definitions

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  • v. 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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Examples

  • And thus, many a prudent, penny-watching business person will decide to remain ignorant, content to reinvent the wheel rather than going to the experts.

    Creating Wealth

  • Sometimes we try to reinvent the wheel when the wheel’s rolling just fine—the conventional wisdom about eating less and moving more really works!

    CSS: Shaping the New You

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

    March 19, 2008

  • 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