One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tiny aperture or opening through which it would seem impossible to pass (especially with reference to Matt. 19:24).
- ‘I mean, if a camel can pass through the eye of a needle, anything's possible, right?’
- ‘His heart in smashed into pieces so small they could pass through the eye of a needle.’
- ‘If it's harder for a rich man to pass through the eye of a needle then we have whole societies in trouble.’
- ‘An army of tiny red eyes met him, none larger than the eye of a needle.’
- ‘In reality, however, it may be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for bloggers to deliver you the election.’
- ‘He might be able to pass the ball through the eye of a needle, but would you like to be beside him in the trenches?’
- ‘A supersized prole will pass through the eye of a needle before anyone not in the Party will be admitted to heaven.’
- ‘The Christian bible quotes Jesus as saying it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter heaven; or then there's the Irish saying: ‘There are no pockets in a shroud’.’
- ‘I'd just as soon pass through the eye of a needle.’
- ‘The Reds boss knew he was signing a world-class Argentinian midfielder with the ability to thread passes through the eye of a needle.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.