Kuvaraidza nguva, kuteya nzou neriva.

Word definitions

riva: trap with a falling flat stone for catching small animals


Trying to capture an elephant with a stone trap is merely whiling away the hours.


An elephant is too big to be caught with a small trap used for small animals.


It is  a waste of time to engage in an endeavor that is clearly hopeless.

Similar Proverbs

1.Kutamba nesanhu, kutemera nyoka ruzhowa.