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like nailing jelly to the wall

Incredibly difficult or impossible, such that it could be seen as a foolish or worthless endeavor to attempt. Trying to have a reasonable debate with her father is like nailing jelly to the wall.
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Aston Villa stopper Ron Vlaar will attempt to shackle the little magician but he might find it easier nailing jelly to a wall than stopping Messi in full flight.
25mm CSPs are on their way, and you don't want to be nailing jelly to a wall.
But looking for anything tangible among the pages of guff is as difficult as nailing jelly to a wall.
WE WROTE: Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham says it is easier nailing jelly to a wall than finding someone prepared to take responsibility for Teesside's coroner's service.
A political historian once compared the work of intellectual historians to nailing jelly to a wall.