Posted by Brian from Shawnee on May 19, 2006
In Reply to: You can't polish a turd posted by ESC on May 19, 2006
: : Where did the phrase "You can't polish a turd" originate from?
: I can't answer that. Similar phrases in the archives at https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/31/messages/478.html
You can accuse someone of gilding a turd, too. See more Phrase Finder archives at https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/31/messages/1099.html