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camel through the eye of a needle

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

With reference to the Christian Bible, Luke 18.25: It is easier, in fact, for a camel to get through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into the kingdom of God.” (NWT) Repeated in Mat. 19.24 and Mark 10.25

PhraseEdit

camel through the eye of a needle

  1. (idiomatic) Hyperbole to illustrate something that is almost impossible to do or to make happen.
    Getting George to wake up before 7 o'clock is harder than getting a camel through the eye of a needle.

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