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English definition of “carry/take coals to Newcastle”

carry/take coals to Newcastle

UK
to supply something to a place or person that already has a lot of that particular thing: Exporting pine to Scandinavia seems a bit like carrying coals to Newcastle.Giving, providing and supplyingToo much and unnecessary
(Definition of carry/take coals to Newcastle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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