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pile (or heap) Pelion on Ossa

Definition of pile or heap Pelion on Ossa in English:

Add an extra difficulty to something which is already onerous.
Example sentences
  • As the Greeks would say, why pile Pelion on Ossa?
  • But was it worth while to heap Pelion on Ossa, to shake the whole world, to create such a cataclysm of colour, merely to raise a smile?
  • Looking for a hill from which to scan the territory, one does not want to pile Pelion on Ossa.
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