reinvent the wheel
transitive verbre·in·vent·ed, re·in·vent·ing, re·in·vents
- To make over completely: “She reinvented Indian cooking to fit a Western kitchen and a Western larder” (Irene Sax).
- To bring back into existence or use: reinvented the concept of neighborliness.
(third-person singular simple present reinvents, present participle reinventing, simple past and past participle reinvented)
- To invent again something that has already been invented.
- To renew.
- He had the ability to reinvent himself as needed.
re- +"Ž invent