reinvent the wheel


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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 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.
Or, you can reinvent the wheel because you've got nothing else to do, and you want to be busy when your boss walks by.
Here is a chance to reinvent the wheel making use of deja vu.
Personally I think that what's still to come - with improvement every day - depends on how well we recognize that "It's deja vu all over again" is a valuable principle and that we must learn to reinvent the wheel to fit each new and different situation.
That team plays the style of soccer we play here,'' Ward said, ``so when they get here, we don't have to reinvent the wheel.
Historically, CAD drawings were often paper-based and kept in separate design and engineering silos, leaving sales and marketing professionals to reinvent the wheel when it came time for developing product models, rather than repurposing existing CAD designs, adding time and communication challenges to the process.
If you don't want to start from scratch and reinvent the wheel, there is plenty of information about franchises on the Internet.
An advantage of sharing ideas and benchmarking with other Premier hospitals, said Linnie Scarborough, NMH Inventory Control Manager, is that "we don't have to reinvent the wheel.
Some companies get into trouble by trying to reinvent the wheel too often.
Netiquette must evolve; the on-line world, she suggests, must reinvent the wheel.
At the rate Aruba is growing, we don't have time to reinvent the wheel," said Richard Wilmer, vice president of operations at Aruba Networks.
Why You Don't Have To Reinvent The Wheel thanks to dozens of charts, forms, pathways, checklists, and algorithms - many in ready-to-use format
The campaign is available through a mobile application, online on the Reinvent The Wheels site, through many social networking sites and an embeddable Facebook application.