в лес дрова возить

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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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈv‿lʲez drɐˈva vɐˈzʲitʲ]

Idiom[edit]

в ле́с дрова́ вози́ть (v lés drová vozítʹimpf

  1. (idiomatic) to do something that is not needed
    Дарить ей книгу, что в лес дрова возить. [1]
    Daritʹ jej knigu, što v les drova vozitʹ.
    Giving her a book is like carrying firewood into the woods.

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