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get a quart into a pint pot

To cram too much into a small container or space. (A quart is a larger amount than a pint, so getting a quart into a pint pot is impossible.) Primarily heard in UK. A: "Just sit on my suitcase while I try zipping it again." B: "Oh, quit trying to get a quart into a pint pot."

fit a quart into a pint pot

To cram too much into a small container or space. (A quart is a larger amount than a pint, so getting a quart into a pint pot is impossible.) Primarily heard in UK. A: "Just sit on my suitcase while I try zipping it again." B: "Oh, quit trying to fit a quart into a pint pot."

by the (unit)

For each unit, as of items sold in this manner. How much does this meat cost by the pound?

You cannot get a quart into a pint pot.

Prov. You cannot fit too much of something into a space that is too small. That dog is simply too big to get into this kennel. You can't get a quart into a pint pot. Our refrigerator isn't big enough to fit that watermelon in. You can't get a quart into a pint pot.

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squeeze a quart into a pint pot

BRITISH
If someone is trying to fit a quart into a pint pot or squeeze a quart into a pint pot, they are trying to put a large amount of something into a container or space that is too small. In putting together a `brief' article on the Tay Bridge Disaster, I was faced with the problem of fitting a quart into a pint pot, there being so much material available. We're trying to squeeze a quart into a pint pot in terms of the amount of time we have to cover everything. Note: Other verbs can be used instead of fit or squeeze. `The builders tried to put a quart into a pint pot,' he commented, pointing to the narrow space between the house and its neighbours either side. Note: A quart is a unit of measure for liquids. It is equal to two pints.

get (or fit) a quart into a pint pot

attempt to do the impossible, especially when this takes the form of trying to fit something into a space that is too small. British

get/pour/put a ˌquart into a pint ˈpot

(British English) try to do something impossible, especially to try to put something into a space which is too small for it: 30 people in this small room! You can’t put a quart into a pint pot, you know.
A pint is 0.568 litres and a quart is 1.136 litres.
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C'est victoire d'une grande importance pour le club d'Al-Jazira, ce qui lui a permis la qualification aux quarts de finale oAaAaAeA il affronter samedi prochain, les Japonais d'Urawa Red Diamonds, champion d'Asie.
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My recipe is simplicity itself: 1 quart (1/2 lb) chokecherries 10 cups water 3 cups (1 1/2 lbs) white sugar wine yeast 2 cups (1 lb) sugar added later
If your summer game is a team sport serve the entire team LEMONADE: Take the juice of six lemons, one quart of mineral water and one cup of sugar.
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Nous devons continuer sur cette meme lancee samedi face au Burkina Faso meme si nous sommes bien conscients que ce quart de finale match sera different de nos matches du premier tour.
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