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Herding cats


Difficult task. Impossible job. Chaos. Cats, unlike dogs or sheep, do not coordinate their movements as a group, so to herd cats is to deal with countless different directions.  (Compare to Like nailing Jello to the wall, Square peg in a round hole, Boil the ocean, or Pushing rope.)

“Getting my five children ready for school every morning is like herding cats.”

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