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как об стенку горох

разг (it's) pointless/useless, it's like banging one's head against a brick wall

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— Это все мой зять, ему говори не говори — как об стенку горох.
“That brother - in - law of mine, he has a head like a stone.
Мейл, Питер / Хороший годMayle, Peter / A Good Year
A Good Year
Mayle, Peter
© 2004 by Escargot Productions Ltd.
Хороший год
Мейл, Питер
© И. Стам, перевод с английского, 2009
© 2004 by Escargot Productions Ltd.
© ООО "Издательская группа Аттикус", 2009

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как об стенку горох
(it's) pointless/useless, it's like banging head against a brick wall

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"Как об стенку горох"
To be like talking to a brick wall