One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
You cannot achieve the impossible.
- ‘‘It is impossible to fit a quart into a pint pot,’ said Mr Wilson, who welcomed the 106 Agreement, but said the fundamental problem of parking would remain.’
- ‘A spokesman for pressure group London Health Emergency, which has links to nursing and public services union Unison, said the plans were like ‘trying to fit a quart into a pint pot.’’
- ‘We all know that by compressing data we can effectively fit a quart into a pint pot - and data compression is already widely used on the Net.’
- ‘Mr Tipple said: ‘It's a quart in a pint pot and it won't fit.’
- ‘But for MML the transition stage will be the railway equivalent of getting a quart into a pint pot.’
- ‘He concluded: ‘I would like to see a plan that doesn't try and fit a pint into a quart pot, that is realistic and sensible.’
- ‘Trying to fit a quart into a pint pot really is very difficult.’
- ‘Wharfedale District Councillor Greaves said 19 homes on the site was too many and he accused the developer of trying to ‘squeeze a quart into a pint pot’.’
- ‘Councillor Chris Townsley said: ‘The current store is an old one and needs to be brought up to modern standards, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot.’’
- ‘May I just point out one small mathematical fact: You can't get a quart into a pint pot!’
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