A person saying something is like finding a needle in a haystack is pointing out the difficulty of a situation

Etymology:

  • A stack of hay contains so much hay that a needle would be difficult to find in the stack
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The possibility of discovering the answer to our dilemma is similar to finding a lost needle in a haystack!

Submitted by WerterBuch on July 23, 2015

Modified by TriplePurple on December 01, 2023

Additional definitions for 'needle in a haystack':

needle in a haystackSomething that is difficult or impossible to locate; something impossibly complex or intractable.
Needle in a HaystackAn item that is almost impossible to locate, anything that has no chance of finding, in a hopeless situation
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jehla v kupce sena

Nadel im Heuhaufen

aguja en un pajar

neula heinäsuovassa

aiguille dans une botte de foin

ago in un pagliaio

acul in carul cu fan

נאָדל אין אַ כייסטאַק

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