be like getting blood out of a stone


be like getting blood out of a stone
be like getting blood out of (or from) a stone (or turnip)
be extremely difficult (said in reference to obtaining something from someone)

getting a story out of her is like getting blood out of a stone!


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • like getting blood out of a stone — like getting blood out of/from a ˈstone idiom almost impossible to obtain • Getting an apology from him was like getting blood from a stone. Main entry: ↑bloodidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • like getting blood out from a stone — like getting blood out of/from a ˈstone idiom almost impossible to obtain • Getting an apology from him was like getting blood from a stone. Main entry: ↑bloodidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood out of a stone — If something is like getting blood out of a stone, it is very difficult indeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • blood out of a stone —    is complimenting or praising you for doing    If something is like getting blood out of a stone, it is very difficult indeed.     You can t get blood out of a stone means that it is impossible to get something from someone if they don t have… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Blood out of a stone —   If something is like getting blood out of a stone, it is very difficult indeed …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • like getting blood from a stone — phrase used for saying that it is very difficult to persuade someone to give you something or tell you something Getting money out of him is like getting blood from a stone. Thesaurus: difficult to do and involving a lot of effortsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • like getting blood from a stone — used for saying that it is very difficult to persuade someone to give you something or tell you something Getting money out of him is like getting blood from a stone …   English dictionary

  • get blood out of a stone — if making someone give or tell you something is like getting blood out of a stone, it is very difficult. Collecting the rent money from him each month is like getting blood out of a stone. I tried to talk to her, but I may as well have tried to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • blood — [[t]blʌ̱d[/t]] ♦♦ 1) N UNCOUNT Blood is the red liquid that flows inside your body, which you can see if you cut yourself. 2) N UNCOUNT: usu supp N You can use blood to refer to the race or social class of someone s parents or ancestors. There… …   English dictionary

  • blood — blood1 W1S1 [blʌd] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: blod] 1.) the red liquid that your heart pumps around your body ▪ She lost a lot of blood in the accident. ▪ The dog bit her but didn t draw blood . ▪ I m going to give blood this afternoon. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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