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Re: Impossible things

Posted by R. Berg on December 16, 2001 at

In Reply to: Re: Impossible things posted by Barrney on December 16, 2001

: : : I'm wondering about phrases that mean attempting to do the impossible. "Whipping a dead horse" is a good one, though it refers to something (whipping a horse) that *would* have worked once, but no longer will. "Getting blood from a stone" is another phrase.

: : : Do you have some other good ones? Thanks. - Patty

: : I'm feeling musical today...

: : IT'S IMPOSSIBLE

: : It's impossible . . .
: : Tell the sun to leave the sky,
: : It's just impossible . . .
: : It's impossible . . .
: : Ask a baby not to cry,
: : It's just impossible . . .
: : Can I hold you closer to me.
: : And not feel you goin' through me,
: : Split the second,
: : That I never think of you,
: : Oh! how impossible . . .
: : Can the ocean keep from rushin' to the shore?
: : It's just impossible!
: : If I had you, could I ever want for more?
: : It's just impossible!
: : And tomorrow , should you ask me for the world,
: : Somehow I'd get it . . .
: : I would sell my very soul,
: : And not regret it . . .
: : For to live without your love,
: : It's just impossible!
: :
: : Impossible! ( hmm )
: : Impossible!
: : Original music with Spanish lyrics by
: : Canache Armando Manzanero, 1970
: : with English lyrics by Sid Wayne

: I think you're flogging a dead horse with this one.

These sayings concern doing something impossible, but each has a specific message--it's about something else:
You can't eat your cake and have it too.
The leopard can't change its spots.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.