Definition of like herding cats in English:

like herding cats

phrase

informal
  • Used to refer to a difficult or impossible task, typically an attempt to organize a group of people.

    ‘controlling the members of this expedition is like herding cats’
    • ‘Getting the British people to panic is like herding cats.’
    • ‘Then again organizing homeschoolers is like herding cats.’
    • ‘Software project management has always been like herding cats.’
    • ‘Like a popular television commercial says, being a leader can be "like herding cats."’
    • ‘It has been said that managing programmers is like herding cats.’
    • ‘Controlling the members of this expedition is like herding cats.’
    • ‘Trying to make sense of which way a woman will go is like herding cats.’
    • ‘But anticipating the direction of the Cannes jury is like herding cats.’
    • ‘Viewed from the front bench, discipline is said to be like herding cats.’
    • ‘We all know that making doctors do anything against their will is like herding cats.’
    not possible, beyond the bounds of possibility, out of the question, not worth considering
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