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Is there such a saying? Futile may be either because it will fail or because it is unnecessary / already taken care of. I considered:
too many chefs spoil the broth
It's like carrying coals to newcastle
But neither are very good...
A formal sounding colloquilism is also ok.
asked Jan 25, 2014 at 2:33
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You could use
beating a dead horse
carrying water to sea
But why not just use "pointless?"
answered Jan 25, 2014 at 2:36
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WOMAT (waste of money and time) may do to express that.
answered Jan 25, 2014 at 18:31