18 April 2009

Cartoon: Blood From a Turnip

Cartoon by Bill Day of The Memphis Commercial-Appeal published on 17 March 2009.


When people say that you can't squeeze blood out of / from a turnip, it means that you cannot get something from a person, especially money, that they don't have or aren’t willing to give.

In French, the expression would be literally translated: On ne peut pas presser un navet pour en tirer du sang.

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