blood from a turnip
- Blood from a turnipIt is impossible to get something from someone if they don't have it, just as you cannot get blood from a turnip.
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you cannot get blood from a stone — Frequently used, as a resigned admission, to mean that it is hopeless to try extorting money, etc., from those who have none. Other unyielding or unlikely substances are sometimes substituted for stone; the turnip version is frequent in North… … Proverbs new dictionary
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squeeze blood out of a turnip — (USA) When people say that you can t squeeze blood out of a turnip, it means that you cannot get something from a person, especially money, that they don t have … The small dictionary of idiomes
squeeze blood out of a turnip — (USA) When people say that you can t squeeze blood out of a turnip, it means that you cannot get something from a person, especially money, that they don t have. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
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