like herding frogs

like herding frogs

Very unwieldy or unmanageable; nearly impossible to organize or control. Usually said of a group of people. Have you ever tried to get a group of 10 toddlers to stick together in a group? It's like herding frogs! It felt like herding frogs getting all of the family members into their right places for the reunion photo. It can be like herding frogs trying to keep all our different departments on the same page.
See also: frog, herd, like
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

like herding frogs

Rur. chaotic; disorderly. (On the image of trying to direct frogs, which will jump any which way.) Trying to get those kids to march into the auditorium is like herding frogs. Trying to get everybody to cooperate is like herding frogs.
See also: frog, herd, like
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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