It is impossible to make something excellent from poor material.
- you can say that again
- You can't fit a round peg in a square hole
- You Can't Go Home Again
- You can't have your cake and eat it too
- You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs
- You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear
- You can't squeeze blood from a turnip
- You can't take it with you
- You can't teach an old dog new tricks
- You can't unscramble an egg
- you can't win
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