Mabasa kuchonya uri murima
English Direct Translation
It is of no use to wink in the dark.
- Manetsa huma kuchonya uri murima.(It is useless to strain one’s forehead by winking to somebody in the dark.)
Kungozvinetsa kuitira munhu chinhu chakanaka kana kuti chakaipa asi iye asingazvioni kana kuzviziva.
It is futile to do something for or against someone when you know that he will never realise it or that it will never affect him.