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What is a catch phrase?

It's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.

posted Jun 22, 2016, 10:57 AM by Muayad Jajo   [ updated Jun 22, 2016, 11:01 AM ]

This catch phrase comes from the Bible.  The original sentence from the Bible is "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God".  Sometimes the verb "go" is replaced with "pass".  In adulterated versions, "camel" is replaced with "elephant".  The expression is used to refer to something very difficult to do.  Here is an example:  "It's easier to get an elephant though the eye of a needle than get a job at Microsoft."

Contributed by Dr. Muayad Jajo




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