Last modified on 9 November 2012, at 23:26

blood from a stone

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

blood from a stone (uncountable)

  1. Something that cannot be obtained, regardless of how much force or persuasion is used.
    Borrowing money from him is like getting blood from a stone!

Usage notesEdit

Used with such verbs as get, draw, squeeze, and want.

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