How To Describe An Impossible Task

A Powerful Phrase You Can Use To Describe A Task That’s Exceedingly Difficult or Impossible
By Gene Griessman, Ph.D.

Here’s are some useful words you can add to your vocabulary.

Recently Steve Karnacki, a senior writer at, was a guest on a national TV show.  When Karnacki was asked to comment on a dilemma that a prominent politician found himself in, he replied:   “That’s a needle he can’t thread.”

How can you use this yourself?  Well, you can use it verbatim if you’re describing an impossible situation, either another person’s or your own.

Or, if you’re considering a task that’s formidable, you can say:  “That needle is going to be hard to thread.”

That’s word power you can use.

Gene Griessman

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