Meaning of “get blood out of/from a stone” in the English Dictionary

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"get blood out of/from a stone" in British English

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get blood out of/from a stone

to make someone give or tell you something, when it is extremely difficult 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.

(Definition of “get blood out of/from a stone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)