nail jello to a tree

  • timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    "like nailing jello to a tree" (jello for US = jelly for UK = gelatine substance). This would normally indicate something either impossible or pointless.

    "trying to make him understand was like trying to nail jelly to a tree".

    te gato

    Senior Member
    Alberta--TGE (te gato English)
    Hi pinkpanther;

    As said before impossible task...
    Like trying to get blood from a stone...
    Like pulling hen's teeth...
    Making a silk purse out of a sow's ear...
    yadda, yadda..

    te gato;)


    Senior Member
    I supose I should warn you that this may be offensive to some delicate ears...

    Nailing jello to a tree is:

    As useful as tits on a bull...

    Like trying to piss up a rope.