paint the Forth Bridge
- Used to indicate that a task is never-ending: it’s all over for another year except that we must immediately set about seeking next year’s sponsor—it’s a bit like painting the Forth Bridge[with reference to the fact that the railway bridge is so long that once its painters had reached one end, they would have to begin again at the other]More example sentences
- Dr Hope added that caring for the Minster was a daunting task similar to painting the Forth Bridge.
- The old myth that painting the Forth Bridge is a never-ending process has not been true for some time.
- The trouble is it's like painting the Forth Bridge.
Definition of Forth, Firth of in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan