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Idiom of the day 'Needle in a Haystack'

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When something is very difficult to find it is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Especially because the area you have to search is too large and because of everything around it. We also say trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Hay is grass which is cut, dried and used as animal food or as covering material.
A haystack is a large tall pile of hay in a field.

Examples:

"I went into my younger brother's bedroom to get the CD I lent him. It was like looking for a needle in a haystack. His room is so untidy."

"I tried to find my lost key on the sandy beach, but it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack."

The idiom was also used in one of my favourite songs, "Living for the City", a 1973 hit single by Stevie Wonder.

"Her brother's smart he's got more sense than many
His patience's long but soon he won't have any
To find a job is like a haystack needle
Cause where he lives they don't use colored people
Living just enough, just enough for the city..."

Link: Idiom of the day 'Close, but no cigar'.

Now write your own example sentences:

Comments

A Niddle in a Haystack

Moscow is a very large city. You can vanish here and if somebody wants to find you, it will like looking a niddle in a haystack.

Nice Idiom

To find useful information in NET is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Worried
Easy and interesting. Thank you for the Lesson! Smile

a drop in the Ocean

Searching an honest man in the present day
is like looking for a needle in haystack.
Nowadays honest people have really become a drop in the ocean.
Am I right? Chris pl.tell me

Needle in a Haystack

I had been searching for the pair of jeans I had seen in the magazine before but the shopping center was so huge that it was as successful as trying to find a needle in a haystack, and having wasted about four hours I decided to call it a day.

Thank you for the new idiom, Chris.

Nice idiom.....

My sister had turned my room up side down last few months. It was difficult to find my things and arrange them back. Because it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

needle in a haystack

we have the same idiom with the same meaning in Arabic.
thank you Chris.

Ex

I am trying to write a sentence with this idiom but it likes to find a needle in a haystack.

Look for someone

to find someone to love is like looking for a needle in a haystack... relay
is looks like to me ..

yours Ahmed Gharouda

Nice proverb

to have an empty time for just that in your daily live .. it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Very nice idiom.we use it

Very nice idiom.we use it alot in my country.
To find Wing yoo in Cina..it's just like looking for a needle in a haystack.

rare Book.

My friend have a rare book. If he has lose it, it would be like a haystack to find another.

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Hello!

"My friend have a rare book. If he lost it, it will be like trying to find a needle in a haystack to find another one."

It 's correct ?

 Finding Sarah in this

 Finding Sarah in this crowd is gonna be like a haystack needle.

Due to this overpopulation, Looking for your soul mate becomes more like looking for a needle in a haystack.