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Phrase. September 16, 2011, Word of the Day
Meaningless activities which are not providing any benefits. The Hindi expression translates as follows: "To let the donkey graze in the farm, you will reap neither fruit nor sin."
Used generally when somebody trying to solve problem with no idea of how to approach it. Work carried out without any knowledge is like donkey work which will not reap any fruit. It will be a waster of energy.
*Arun sighs quietly and goes back to the drawing board, humbled but adamantly not a donkey.
Added 2011-09-13 by Dino