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spin your wheels

US informal
to ​wastetime doing things that ​achieve nothing: If we're just ​spinningourwheels, ​let us ​know and we'll ​quit.
(Definition of spin your wheels from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spin your wheels

to use a lot of ​effort without ​achieving anything: I ​sat in ​front of the ​computer all ​nighttrying 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)
Translations of “spin your wheels”
in Chinese (Simplified) 浪费时间, 原地踏步…
in Chinese (Traditional) 浪費時間, 原地踏步…
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