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you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear

you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear in Culture

You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear definition


It is impossible to make something excellent from poor material.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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