Today’s idiom: “to bang your head against a brick wall”

20 Jan

When a task seems hopeless, when you’re frustrated because you can’t solve a problem… do you sometimes want to hit your head against a wall? Well, that’s where this expression comes from. Today it means: to waste your time trying to do something that is hopeless or impossible.

For example: “Your dog is too old to be trained. You’re just banging your head against a brick wall, trying to teach him something new.”

bang head against wall

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  1. Today’s saying: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” | Hägar Language School - January 21, 2014

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