ОТКРЫВАТЬ/ОТКРЫТЬ АМЕРИКУ (-и) ironVPsubj: humanusu. pfv pastoften used in the form «Открыл Америку!» as a response to s.o. 's statement) to discover for o.s. and announce aloud sth. that has long been known, that was discovered long agoX открыл Америку = X reinvented the wheel(in limited contexts) so what else is new?ОТКРЫТИЕ АМЕРИКИNP = reinventing the wheel.