like getting blood from a stone

like getting blood from a stone

Impossible or extremely difficult to accomplish. Good luck getting a group of toddlers to sit still—it's like getting blood from a stone. A: "Why don't you ask your dad for the money?" B: "Because getting my dad to lend money is like getting blood from a stone."
See also: blood, get, like, stone
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like getting ˌblood out of/from a ˈstone

extremely difficult to obtain: Getting an apology from him was like getting blood out of a stone.
See also: blood, get, like, of, out, stone
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