Meaning of “carry/take coals to Newcastle” in the English Dictionary

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"carry/take coals to Newcastle" in British English

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carry/take coals to Newcastle

UK

to supply something to a place or person that already has a lot of that particular thing:

Exporting pine to Scandinavia seems like carrying coals to Newcastle.

(Definition of “carry/take coals to Newcastle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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