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    Urgent-Please help with idioms/proverbs

    Dear Teachers,
    Kindly help. I am looking for the right idioms or proverbs that explain the condition "insist on doing a thing, no matter what others say or no matter what the obstacles are".
    Thanks a zillions for your help.

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    Re: Urgent-Please help with idioms/proverbs

    Look at the Dr. Seuss story Horton Hears Who

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    Re: Urgent-Please help with idioms/proverbs

    Barb D, is it possible you mean "Horton Hatches the Egg"?
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    Rurie W, there's "keep your eyes on the prize" but that's not exactly what you mean, I don't think. There's also "keep on keepin' on" and "Keep on truckin'," to describe persistence in general.

    And for those who have seen the movie "Galaxy Quest"---"Never give up! Never surrender!"


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    Re: Urgent-Please help with idioms/proverbs

    Maybe "going at it like a bull in a chinashop".

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    Re: Urgent-Please help with idioms/proverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    Barb D, is it possible you mean "Horton Hatches the Egg"?
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    Hmm. Horton seems quite faithful to his duties in both books.

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    Re: Urgent-Please help with idioms/proverbs

    On second thought, I think you are correct. While hatching the egg he has only to endure the jeers of the other animals, but (if memory serves) while protecting the Whos he is almost boiled alive in some kind of oil. I was led astray by the refrain "A person's a person, no matter how small," but that is the reason for Horton's faithfulness, not a description of it.

    I so enjoy the highminded academic nature of this board.

    Oh, rurie, one more: "through thick and thin."

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    Re: Urgent-Please help with idioms/proverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    On second thought, I think you are correct. While hatching the egg he has only to endure the jeers of the other animals, but (if memory serves) while protecting the Whos he is almost boiled alive in some kind of oil. I was led astray by the refrain "A person's a person, no matter how small," but that is the reason for Horton's faithfulness, not a description of it.

    I so enjoy the highminded academic nature of this board.

    Oh, rurie, one more: "through thick and thin."
    Thanks all. I am actually translating Indonesian idiom into English and it's so difficult to get the correct translation.
    I'll try some of your suggestions and see how my publisher think about it . Again, you all have been helpful. Cheers.

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