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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)
Translations of “why keep a dog and bark yourself?”
in Chinese (Simplified) 给了钱别人为你代劳,为何还亲自动手?…
in Chinese (Traditional) 既然花錢找人代勞了,為何還親自動手?…
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