What does 'You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear' mean?
If something isn't very good to start with, you can't do much to improve it.
- Category: Animals
Idioms similar to 'You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear'
- Make a monkey of someone
- One swallow does not make a summer
- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink
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