Need the meaning of two pharses
Can anyone help me in getting the meaning the below mentioned phrases.
1) To carry coats to new castle.
2) Constant dropping wears away the stones.
Please let me know asap.
Re: Need the meaning of two pharses
I can help you with the first phrase. It should be 'It's like taking coal to Newcastle.'
Newcastle is a city in the North East of England where a lot of coal used to be produced.
The phrase to take coals to Newcastle means to take something unnecessary to a place where there is already a lot of this. If I took a bag of sand into the desert, or if I took some ice to the North Pole, it would be like taking coals to Newcastle.
The other phrase maybe not quite right. Are you sure you've copied it down correctly from where you found it?
The meaning is probably that if you keep working at something, even if it's a difficult problem, then after a long time you will succeed.
Hope this is useful to you.
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