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    sky_wxt is offline Newbie
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    Default how to express finding something is rarely got a hope?

    Hello there,I'm here to ask native Americans to do me a favor.

    Think about this situation,that if you are looking for something which is really hard to find,
    what idiom would you use to express?(Example,Look for a needle in a haystack,or something like that.
    Please tell me ,thanks very much!

    ----From a Chinese english learner.

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    Default Re: how to express finding something is rarely got a hope?

    I think that the lack of any replies to you so far is a good indication that there aren't any commonly used expressions for this situation, other that the "needle in the haystack" example you quoted. I certainly can't think of one....

    Incidentally, you asked "Native Americans" for help. I understand that that term refers to the original inhabitants of the Americas [who used to be called "Red Indians"], as opposed to those who settled there later. Unless you are looking for words and phrases used exclusively in so-called "American English", it's best to seek help from "Native English Speakers" - such as the British!
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: how to express finding something is rarely got a hope?

    You've got a snowball's chance in hell of finding it?

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