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get blood out of/from a stone

to make someone give or ​tell you something, when it is ​extremelydifficult because of the ​character or ​mood of the ​person or ​organization you are ​dealing with: Persuading Chris to ​buy a round of ​drinks is like getting blood from a ​stone.
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