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Needle in a haystack

Posted by Smokey Stover on July 02, 2006

In Reply to: Needle in a haystack posted by Bob on July 02, 2006

: : : I am in need of phrases that have a similar meaning as in
: : : Needle in a haystack.

: : Near impossible task. I can't think of anything more colorful.

: Putting the toothpaste back in the tube.

Two comments. It's not the same thing, but nowadays you often hear jocular comments like, "It's like looking for Waldo." On a recent episode of NCIS (American TV action series),
Ziva: It's like looking for a pin in a haystack.
DiNozzo: It's needle in a haystack, Ziva, NEEDLE!
Ziva: So? Are needles harder to find than pins?

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