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в лес дрова возить

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Etymology

For individual etymologies, see the words: в лес дрова возить.

Idiom

в лес дрова возить (v les drová vozít’)

  1. to do something that is not needed (literally: to carry firewood into the woods); see bring owls to Athens and carry coals to Newcastle
    • Дарить ей книгу, что в лес дрова возить. [1]
      • Giving her a book is like carrying firewood into the woods.

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