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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
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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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