Lick your calf
Posted by Kraut on December 05, 1999
In Reply to: Lick your calf posted by Kraut on December 04, 1999
: See my previos post. It also occurred to me that the expression could be used in the negative sense, so that in the case of a still-born or moribund calf, it would be futile to "lick your calf a second time." Thus no amount of extra effort will save a project that can't succeed.