quart

(redirected from Quarts)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

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."
See also: get, pint, pot, quart

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."
See also: fit, pint, pot, quart

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.
See also: cannot, get, pint, pot, quart

fit a quart into a pint pot

or

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.
See also: fit, pint, pot, quart

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
See also: get, pint, pot, quart

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.
See also: get, pint, pot, pour, put, quart
References in periodicals archive ?
Dans l'autre quart programmA@ dimanche, la sA@lection nigA@riane avait validA@ son billet pour les demi-finales du CHAN, aprA?
Il est donc possible que le remake de la derniere finale de Roland-Garros ait lieu en quarts de finale cette annee a Porte d'Auteuil.
Your father suggests adding 2 quarts of club soda to the punch to give it fizz.
Her farewell sentence surprised me; I didn't expect to be its subject: "You area blessing," she said, sending me off into the night, clutching an empty quart jar I was to fill and give away again.
adding 2 tablespoons of lemon juice for each quart or 1 tablespoon per
If she bought a six-pack of juice in liter bottles, how many quarts would that be?
Impure water enters the filter and trickles into the lower bucket at a rate of one quart every four minutes.
186 Quarts of soft drinks the average American drinks in one year.
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.
Programme des quarts de finale de la CAN-2017 (en heures locales et tunisiennes), samedi et dimanche :
Les deux quarts de finale de la Coupe d'Afrique des nations, initialement prevus ce week-end a Ebebiyin et Mongomo, ont ete relocalises pour raisons climatiques a Bata et Malabo, a annonce, hier, la Confederation africaine de football (CAF).
Industrias Lecheras de Puerto Rico (Indulac) said it has struck agreements to export more than 5 million quarts of excess milk produced on the island to the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean islands to prevent dumping and open new markets for local milk, reports News Is My Business (May 30, 2013).
Gloucester, Bath et Leicester, adversaires de Biarritz, du Stade Francais et de Toulon en quarts de finale, affichent leur bonne forme.
Bring 2 1/2 quarts lightly salted water to a boil in a covered 4 1/2-quart or larger pot.
Add 2 quarts boiling water; let stand 15 to 20 minutes.