Meaning of “why keep a dog and bark yourself?” in the English Dictionary

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"why keep a dog and bark yourself?" in British English

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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 it

(Definition of “why keep a dog and bark yourself?” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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