REINVENT THE WHEEL


REINVENT THE WHEEL
REINVENT THE WHEEL (TO)
у нас говорят "изобрести велосипед", у них - "колесо".

American slang. English-Russian dictionary. 2014.

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  • reinvent the wheel — To return, usu by a circuitous and complex process, to a simple device or method • • • Main Entry: ↑reinvent * * * reinvent the wheel phrase to waste time and effort trying to do something that someone else has already done well Thesaurus: to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reinvent the wheel — ► to waste time and money in developing something that already exists: »I m afraid we ve wasted six years reinventing the wheel. Main Entry: ↑reinvent …   Financial and business terms

  • reinvent the wheel — If someone reinvents the wheel, they waste their time doing something that has already been done by other people, when they could be doing something more worthwhile …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • reinvent the wheel — tv. to make unnecessary or redundant preparations. □ You don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Read up on what others have done. □ I don’t have time to reinvent the wheel …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • reinvent the wheel — verb 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. Just use the database as it is and dont try to reinvent the wheel …   Wiktionary

  • reinvent the wheel — to discover how to do something that has already been discovered. We ve had a lot of experience with disasters, and don t have to reinvent the wheel every time something happens …   New idioms dictionary

  • reinvent the wheel —    If someone reinvents the wheel, they waste their time doing something that has already been done by other people, when they could be doing something more worthwhile.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Reinvent the wheel —   If someone reinvents the wheel, they waste their time doing something that has already been done by other people, when they could be doing something more worthwhile …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • reinvent the wheel — waste time or effort in creating something that already exists. → reinvent …   English new terms dictionary

  • reinvent the wheel — to waste time and effort trying to do something that someone else has already done well …   English dictionary

  • Reinventing the wheel — (aka. Not built here ) is a phrase that means a generally accepted technique or solution is ignored in favor of a locally invented solution. To reinvent the wheel is to duplicate a basic method that has long since been accepted and even taken for …   Wikipedia