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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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When reinventing something, you also have to consider how to maintain the product.
To participate in IBM'S Reinventing Education program, schools must agree to work overtime, "extending the length of the school day and school year.
Osborne and Peter Plastrik, for years with the Michigan Commerce Department, have now put together a big book--almost 700 pages--to provide precise, down-to-earth, practical advice on practically every aspect of reinventing government.
Rarely do you hear, for instance, that the percentage of federal employees reporting that they are satisfied with their jobs is higher than the comparable number in the private sector, according to a 1999 Reinventing Government survey.
Reinventing the Enemy's Language is filled with the many different types of thought and experience that come from mixed-blood, Indian-city, land-based, and generational perspectives.
The fourth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference will focus on reinventing older communities in the wake of the foreclosure crisis and the federal government's economic stimulus programs:
Reinventing the CFO: How Financial Managers Can Transform Their Roles and Add Greater Value, by Jeremy Hope.
I'm sure Sunny Delight are impressed with themselves for reinventing the drink but we're not seeing any great difference in its ingredients.
Companies are reinventing themselves, or they're becoming prey to companies that develop a new formula for doing what they do, using this technology and threatening their existence.
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These factors militate for three interrelated reforms that should be made while reinventing the communication function if it's to serve as a strategic partner in the future organization.
The change of rhetorical clothing may be useful as a heuristic device, but it is important at some point to be clear that we are not really reinventing liberty, but rather recovering its ancient basis through new forms of organization made possible by the blessings of technology.
The authors conclude that reinventing juvenile justice is the equivalent of reinvesting in our youth and is the obligation of society as a whole.
An ideology gaining popularity among policymakers - and articulated in Reinventing Government, by David Osborne and Ted Gaebler - holds that local governments need to be remade.