Definition of the eye of a needle in US English:

the eye of a needle

phrase

  • 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.’