like fighting snakes

like fighting snakes

Very unwieldy or unmanageable; nearly impossible to organize or control. Getting all of the extended family into their right places for the reunion photo was like fighting snakes! It's like fighting snakes trying to stay on top of all these tax law changes each year.
See also: fight, like, snake

like fighting snakes

Rur. chaotic; challenging. (As if every time one snake is subdued, another one attacks.) It's like fighting snakes to get anything done at this time of year. Arguing with you is like fighting snakes.
See also: fight, like, snake