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    Please help me to grasp the meaning of this idiom: what does it mean when we say that a certain idea is as practical as going to sea in a piano? Mr soliman

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR SOLIMAN View Post
    Please help me to grasp the meaning of this idiom: what does it mean when we say that a certain idea is as practical as going to sea in a piano? Mr soliman
    I don't know this idiom but it's quite easy to understand. Can you imagine trying to go to sea in a piano, do you think it would be practical? An idea which is as practical as going to sea in a piano is not at all practical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I don't know this idiom but it's quite easy to understand. Can you imagine trying to go to sea in a piano, do you think it would be practical? An idea which is as practical as going to sea in a piano is not at all practical.
    Ha ha! I've never heard this one either, but I quite like it.

    "Going to sea" means to set sail, to set out onto the water, so the idiom is fairly self-explanatory. It would not be easy or practical to try to use a piano as a boat, therefore the idea in question is clearly not practical at all.

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