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Meaning of “be banging, etc. your head against a brick wall” in the English Dictionary

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be banging, etc. your head against a brick wall

informal to ​try to do something that is very ​difficult or ​impossible to ​achieve and ​thereforecauses you to ​feelannoyed: I ​keepasking her not to ​park there but it's like ​bangingyour head against a ​brickwall.
(Definition of be banging, etc. your head against a brick wall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be banging, etc. your head against a brick wall”
in Chinese (Simplified) 徒劳无益, 枉费心机…
in Chinese (Traditional) 徒勞無功, 枉費心機…
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