one's head against a brick wall

one's head against a brick wall
one's head against a brick wall
Said of a laborious but unrewarding attempt, eg to persuade, inform, etc
brick

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  • knock one's head against a brick wall — try and do the impossible; hit one s head against the side of a building …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be banging one's head against a brick wall — be doggedly attempting the impossible. → head …   English new terms dictionary

  • beat one's head against a brick wall —  Fail to progress. Reach deadlock. Encounter insurmountable or frustrating difficulties …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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