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Difference between Bring sand to the beach and Sell snow to the Eskimos

bring sand to the beach—come with a girlfriend or boyfriend to a party where there are plenty of single women and men:

  • Actually, I don’t suggest bringing any significant other to a club—why bring sand to the beach.

sell snow to the Eskimostake goods, etc. to a place where they are already plentiful:

  • It sounds as sensible as trying to sell snow to the Eskimos, but a Yorkshire company really believes it can persuade us to buy fresh air.