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fall off the turnip truck

To be gullible, naïve, or unsophisticated. The subject is often a person from a rural or rustic background. Mary has no idea about how to act in polite society, always behaving as if she just fell off the turnip truck.
See also: fall, off, truck, turnip

like getting blood out of a stone

Extremely difficult to accomplish. Good luck getting a group of toddlers to sit still—it's like getting blood out of 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 out of a stone."
See also: blood, get, like, of, out, stone

like getting blood out of a turnip

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

like getting blood from a turnip

Extremely difficult to accomplish. Good luck getting a group of toddlers to sit still—it's like getting blood from a turnip. 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 turnip."
See also: blood, get, like, turnip

just fell off the turnip truck

Rur. ignorant; unsophisticated. He stood there gawking at the buildings in town like he just fell off the turnip truck. My cousin acts like she just fell off the turnip truck.
See also: fell, just, off, truck, turnip

You cannot get blood from a stone.

 and You cannot get blood from a turnip.
Prov. You cannot get help from an uncharitable person or money from someone who has none. Jerry and James spent two hours trying to convince the old miser to contribute to the children's hospital; finally, James turned to Jerry and said in disgust, "This is hopeless. We can't get blood from a stone." The government can't increase taxes any furthernobody has the money! You can't get blood from a turnip.
See also: blood, cannot, get, stone

like getting blood out of a stone

BRITISH or

like getting blood out of a turnip

AMERICAN
If you say something is like getting blood out of a stone, you mean it is extremely difficult to persuade someone to give you money or information. Getting a response from Pritchard's office was like getting blood out of a stone. Note: You can also say like getting blood from a stone or like getting blood from a turnip. Getting money back from the seller is like getting blood from a stone.
See also: blood, get, like, of, out, stone

like getting blood out of (or from) a stone

extremely difficult and frustrating.
A North American variant of this expression is like getting blood out of a turnip .
See also: blood, get, like, of, out, stone
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