coals to Newcastle

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coals to Newcastle

- Something brought or sent to a place where it is already plentiful; it is a reference to the English town of Newcastle upon Tyne, historically a major coal exporter.
See also related terms for sent.
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IT'S like selling coal to Newcastle or ice-cream to Italy.
In a move reminiscent of selling coal to Newcastle or ice to Eskimos, a Birmingham-based company is heading to Italy to tell them about how to make a good cup of coffee.