Elizabeth
looking for a thimble in a haystack. Waht does that mean?
May 31, 2010 9:34 AM
Answers · 2
The expression is "to look for a needle in a haystack", meaning that the task of finding something is extremely difficult, or even impossible.
May 31, 2010
"Looking for a needle in a haystack." I've not heard "thimble in a haystack". But that would be easier than a needle, since a thimble is not shaped like the straws of hay. Figuratively, it means what you're looking for is so tiny, and looks almost like everything else. Most difficult!
May 31, 2010
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish
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