nailing jelly to the wall Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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nailing jelly to the wall

UK (US nailing Jell-O to the wall ) trying to give ​exactdetails for something that it is not ​possible to ​know about ​exactly: Writing the ​history of this ​period is like ​nailingjelly to the ​wall.
(Definition of nailing jelly to the wall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nailing jelly to the wall”
in Chinese (Simplified) 试图提供无从知晓的细节, 白费力气…
in Chinese (Traditional) 試圖提供無從知曉的細節, 白費力氣…
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“nailing jelly to the wall” in British English

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