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    #1

    Unhappy please tell me !!

    How to understand "Do not ask one's grandma to suck eggs"????

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    #2

    Re: please tell me !!

    It's used when somoene is trying to teach or show someone who has more experience and knows these things already. For example, if you started teaching me English (I'm a native speaker who has been teaching for twenty years), it might be a case of trying to teach your grandmother to suck eggs.

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