like trying to scratch your ear with your elbow

like trying to scratch your ear with your elbow

Extremely difficult; seemingly impossible. Keeping this business afloat with the economy the way that it is starting to feel like trying to scratch your ear with your elbow. Working a full-time job while raising three young kids on your own is like trying to scratch your ear with your elbow—you're better off finding someone who can give you a hand.
See also: ear, elbow, like, scratch, trying

like tryin' to scratch your ear with your elbow

Rur. impossible. Getting those kids to settle down is like tryin' to scratch your ear with your elbow. Fixing all the leaks in that old roof is like tryin' to scratch your ear with your elbow.
See also: ear, elbow, like, scratch