Can't Get Blood from a Stone

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To be unable of doing impossible things,

Etymology:

  • As we all know we cannot get blood out of stone as it doesn’t have any. Similarly, we cannot get the impossible and hopeless things. You cannot ask for mercy from a hard-hearted person, you cannot borrow money from a poor man.
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Don’t try to ask Sara for money, she never gives debts to anyone so you can’t get blood from a stone.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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لا يمكن الحصول على الدم من الحجر

kan ikke få blod fra en sten

δεν μπορεί να πάρει αίμα από μια πέτρα

ne peut pas avoir le sang d'une pierre

石から血が出ない

ಕಲ್ಲಿನಿಂದ ರಕ್ತವನ್ನು ಪಡೆಯಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ

inde sanguis non potest lapis

kan ikke få blod fra en stein

پتھر سے خون نہیں نکل سکتا

不能从石头上取血

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