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Re: You can't get blood from a turnip

Posted by ESC on May 02, 2006

In Reply to: Re: You can't get blood from a turnip posted by Bob on May 02, 2006

: : Regarding "You can't get blood from a stone."; I had always heard the statement "you can't get blood from a turnip." It has the same meaning, but it at least starts out with the same or similar color.

: Both phrases are in use. I did a Google war using the exact words, and it was a virtual tie, 940 to 887.

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