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boil the ocean

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boil the ocean

verb phrase

To waste one's time on an impossible task: You can't get him to change. It's like boiling the ocean

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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