в лес дрова возить

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "to carry firewood into the woods"; see bring owls to Athens and carry coals to Newcastle. For individual etymologies, see the words: в лес дрова возить.

Idiom[edit]

в лес дрова возить (v les drová vozít’)

  1. to do something that is not needed
    • Дарить ей книгу, что в лес дрова возить. [1]
      • Giving her a book is like carrying firewood into the woods.

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