Meaning of “spin your wheels” in the English Dictionary

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"spin your wheels" in British English

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spin your wheels

US informal

to waste time doing things that achieve nothing:

If we're just spinning our wheels, let us know and we'll quit.

(Definition of “spin your wheels” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spin your wheels" in American English

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spin your wheels

to use a lot of effort without achieving anything:

I sat in front of the computer all night trying to write, but I felt like I was just spinning my wheels.

(Definition of “spin your wheels” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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