reinvent the wheel

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To redo work unnecessarily when it has already been done satisfactorily; to rethink an already working system, technique, etc. in a pointless attempt to improve it.
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Just use the database as it is and don't try to reinvent the wheel.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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