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English definition of “why keep a dog and bark yourself?”

why keep a dog and bark yourself?

UK saying
said when you want to know why someone would do something himself or herself when that person already pays someone else to do itRecruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
(Definition of why keep a dog and bark yourself? from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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