- to take something to a place where its kind exists in great quantity.
- to do something wholly unnecessary.
Examples from the Web for newcastle
In this Newcastle Brown Ale ad, gangly British comedian Stephen Merchant posits, ‘What if the Brits won the Revolutionary War?’Will Ferrell Soccer Speech, Cliff Dive Slip ‘N Slides, and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bars as far as Vancouver and Newcastle, in the U.K., also have sworn to stop serving Stoli.Russian Vodka Boycott Spreads Over Kremlin’s New Anti-Gay Laws|Eliza Shapiro|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I've done a stage show up in Newcastle and the odd day of filming, dramatized documentaries.Meet ‘Inspector Lewis’: Kevin Whately on ‘Morse,’ John Thaw, and the End of the Series|Jace Lacob|June 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Hailed by some critics in Britain, where Graham is a professor at Newcastle University, it deserves more attention stateside.Our Favorite Books of 2012: Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, and Others’ Picks|The Daily Beast|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sister Eugenie, 22, will lose her official guards when she finishes her degree at Newcastle University this year.
About this period there was a ponderous machine with six broad wheels, and drawn by eight horses, called the Newcastle waggon.Coaching, with Anecdotes of the Road|William Pitt Lennox
But Newcastle's orders remained peremptory, and on the 14th he sailed with eighteen ships, and anchored in the Downs on the 17th.Naval Warfare|James R. Thursfield
I am reminded of Newcastle at the moment because they joined me there.The Letters of Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens
For Newcastle, the veteran dispenser of the royal patronage, such a system meant political extinction.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
Monk's personal accommodations at Coldstream were much worse than Lambert's at Newcastle.The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660|David Masson
British Dictionary definitions for newcastle (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for newcastle (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with newcastle
see carry coals to Newcastle.