needle in a haystack Rate this phrase:(1.00 / 1 vote)
Consider the frustration in a fantasy attempt to locate, or find a needle embedded somewhere in a stack of hay!

The possibility of discovering the answer to our dilemma is similar to finding a lost needle in a haystack!

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needle in a haystackSomething that is difficult or impossible to locate; something impossibly complex or intractable.
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