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reinvent the wheel

Fig. 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 to reinvent the wheel, but I will be cautious before I act.
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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.
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reinvent the wheel

to waste time trying to develop products or systems that you think are original when in fact they have already been done before Why reinvent the wheel when there are drugs already on the market that are effective?
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reinvent the wheel

Do something again, from the beginning, especially in a needless or inefficient effort, as in School committees need not reinvent the wheel every time they try to improve the curriculum. This expression alludes to the invention of a simple but very important device that requires no improvement. [Second half of 1900s]
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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.
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reinvent (oneself)

To take up a different career or a different way of life.

reinvent the wheel

To do or make something again, from the beginning, especially in a needless or inefficient effort.
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As an aside, Fran Briggs, an author and motivational speaker, once asked a group of elementary school kids why someone should reinvent the wheel (see <www.
FMS Supply Chain - When adapting the theory of commercial supply chain management to the FMS model, the government must reinvent the entire process if it is going to realize the maximum benefits.
Old Hollywood was an inspiration for me, a place where vaudeville actors, immigrant directors, and studio moguls exchanged their old identities for new ones and created characters that reflected their own need to reinvent themselves.
4) Acquaintances are more important than friends in obtaining employment; one needs to network with acquaintances and rely on the sympathy of relative strangers to reinvent one's self.
The panel, entitled "Reinvention Reimagined: What Video Can Do for Talent Acquisition Processes," will feature four Montage clients, each of whom has used video interviewing to reinvent a hiring workflow.
I believe in his vision and what he's doing to reinvent that company.
According to the report, this year, the retailer will spend $100 million of its $600 million capital expenditure allowance on reinvent initiatives.
But I think that means communicators need to reinvent themselves--perpetually.
There are just companies that are able to incorporate change, to reinvent themselves, to take advantage of technological improvements, and those that can't.
Ghada Amer makes her Love Park (1999) with the desire to reflect on and reinvent affective relationships.
To address high rates of juvenile violence and attempt to reinvent juvenile justice, society must reform the juvenile court and the economic and social trends of the times.
the Atlanta-based project acceleration company, announced today that CEO Jack Bergstrand's book, Reinvent Your Enterprise, is now available on Amazon.
Because of the unique importance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the creative sectors for Europe, Reinvent will have SMEs in creative sectors as its empirical focus.
Businesses often get trounced by competitors because they don't reinvent at the pace of technology.
Which companies reinvent themselves particularly well?