Idiom: Coals to Newcastle
Meaning: Taking, bringing, or carrying coals to Newcastle is doing something that is completely unnecessary.Country: British English | Subject Area: Place name | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Rake someone over the coals
- Rake over old coals
- Heap coals on someone's head
- Haul someone over the coals
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