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like nailing jelly to the wall

Incredibly difficult or impossible, such that it could be seen as a foolish or worthless endeavor to attempt. Trying to have a reasonable debate with her father is like nailing jelly to the wall. If they can't secure a victory here, climbing back to spot in the finals will be like nailing jelly to the wall.
See also: jelly, like, nail, wall

be/feel like ˈjelly

(also turn to ˈjelly) (of legs or knees) feel weak because you are nervous or frightened.: She couldn’t move — her head was swimming, her mouth was dry and her legs felt like jelly.
See also: feel, jelly, like

shake like a ˈjelly/ˈleaf

(informal) shake with fear; be very afraid or nervous: Before I went into the exam room I was shaking like a leaf.
See also: jelly, leaf, like, shake


n. jelly sandals; colorful shoes made from soft, flexible plastic. (From jelly bean.) Jellies will crack in this weather.
See also: jelly

jelly babies

n. an amphetamine tablet or capsule. (Drugs.) Are there any jelly babies in this neighborhood?
See also: baby, jelly
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INGREDIENTS 4 x 135g packs lime jelly a selection of animal and bug sweets (see tips, below, for our selection) 2 x 154g packs Oreo biscuits METHOD Make up the jelly following pack instructions.
You will also need: Glass bowl, jug, spoon, scissors / knife, an adult to help with making the jelly METHOD WITH an adult to help you, make the pack of blackcurrant jelly, pour into the glass bowl and place it in the fridge to set.
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Remove from liquid, whisk into sugar solution till dissolved 3 FRUITY TIP Mix the two liquids together, cool in fridge till jelly starts to set.
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