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carry coals to Newcastle
  1. Don't carry coals to Newcastle.
    别往纽卡斯尔(英煤都)运煤。/ 多此一举,徒劳无益。
  2. To offer him money is to carry coals to Newcastle; he is very wealthy.
  3. To give him money is to carry coals to Newcastle, he is already very wealthy.

Newcastle \New"cast`le\, prop. n.
A town in England.

{Carry coals to Newcastle} to do something utterly
superfluous; to do something useless or wasteful; -- from
the nearness of Newcastle to the coal-mining district.