I had to chase the chickens back into the coop and close the door so I could finish with the Augean Stables of the chicken pen.
The Bush White House staff has begun the Augean task of spinning the Bush legacy.
However the patriarch and his sons managed to cleanse this worse than Augean stable passes all understanding.
It is an Augean stable we have to clean, but Hercules was one, and we are many.
His mind was very far from his official duties and the mass of reminders before him—this Augean stable of arrears.
As well might Hercules have attempted to tidy up the Augean stables with a squirt.
Dear innocent, wise enthusiast, with her impossible scheme for cleansing the Augean stable of this world!
It was the river Alpheus that Hercules turned through the Augean stables.
Let it first regenerate the "Augean Stable" known to the world as Germany.
There are Augean stables enough and to spare for us to clean.
"filthy," 1590s, in reference to Augean stable, the cleansing of which was one of the labors of Herakles, from Greek Augeias, like the stable of Augeas, king of Elis, which contained 3,000 oxen and had gone uncleansed for 30 years. Herakles purified it in one day by turning the river Alpheus through it.