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bilby commented on the word you can't squeeze blood from a turnip
There's a tasty Asian food made from turnips blended to mush, then mixed with rice flour and steamed into a firm (sliceable) patty. Mmmm, turnip cake (or carrot cake in Singapore, but it's the same thing).
December 14, 2012
ry commented on the word you can't squeeze blood from a turnip
I always thought this phrase referred to something being extraordinarily difficult, nigh impossible
bourbonmots commented on the word you can't squeeze blood from a turnip
AKA: You can't squeeze blood from a stone: You can't get money from someone who has none.
August 24, 2011
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