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Like nailing Jell-O to the wall

DEFINITION

Impossible task.¬† “jell-o is a semi-solid desert like custard, just imagine trying to affix to a wall-impossible. (Compare to Square peg in a round hole, Boil the ocean, or Herding cats.)

“Trying to get my girlfriend to decide to marry me has been a up and down situation, it’s like Nailing Jell-o to the wall.”

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